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PJ_Eby comments on Emotional Involvement - Less Wrong

12 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 06 January 2009 10:23PM

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Comment author: PJ_Eby 07 January 2009 06:09:31AM 0 points [-]

I'm surprised you think that removing *negative* emotions would remove depth from life.

In my personal experience, eliminating negative emotional responses *increases* the depth of life experience, because of the richer opportunity to experience positive emotions in the same circumstance.

Comment author: pnrjulius 06 June 2012 11:23:17PM 0 points [-]

But we have those negative emotions for a reason (an evolutionary reason). Are you so sure you understand the mechanism that you're prepared to junk that piece entirely?