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MatthewW comments on Vanity and Ambition in Mathematics - Less Wrong Discussion

9 Post author: multifoliaterose 12 October 2010 05:49AM

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Comment author: MatthewW 12 October 2010 06:50:39PM 7 points [-]

I think it's quite normal that if someone is acknowledged by their peers to be among the very best at what they do, they won't waste much time with status games.

There's an exception if doing what they do requires publicity to bring in sales or votes.

Comment author: komponisto 13 October 2010 09:53:16PM 0 points [-]

I think it's quite normal that if someone is acknowledged by their peers to be among the very best at what they do, they won't waste much time with status games.

Excellent point.