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Clarity comments on The Fun Theory Sequence - Less Wrong

28 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 January 2009 11:18AM

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Comment author: [deleted] 18 February 2016 01:17:25AM 0 points [-]

There's a discount rate to money...How many years of your life would you have to get back for giving back everything you earned...the onlder you get the smaller that number gets...when you're on your deathbed you will give up every dollar in the bank for a few more days...You realise as you get older that it matters less and less and less

  • 56 minutes into Tim Ferris's second interview with Naval here

This really chiseled in the face validity of the eudemonia theory of hedonic value to me. Even if life was just like it is for me today, just that supply of stimulation feels better than the imagined counterfactual of non-experience.