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16 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 January 2009 02:09AM

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Comment author: Christian_Kleineidam 11 January 2009 10:31:26PM 0 points [-]

That argument with the lottery winner is pretty materialistic. Why should lottery winners be happier? Feeling happiness doesn't come directly from the materialistic stuff that you own.

It's probably a better strategy to go to some Buddhist monarchy and sit down and meditate if your goal is happiness. They got it figured out to mentally detach themselves from expectations enough to be able to feel pleasure through their own conscious choice.