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44 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 26 September 2008 09:18AM

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Comment author: Ken_Sharpe2 26 September 2008 01:50:59PM 2 points [-]

It's interesting, actually. You're motivated by other peoples' low opinions of you -- this pressure you feel in your gut to prove Caledonian et al wrong -- so you've taken that is probably fairly standard human machinery and tried to do something remarkable with it.

My question is, are you still motivated by the doubt you feel about your native abilities, or have you passed into being compelled purely by your work?