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Brillyant comments on Purposeful Anti-Rush - Less Wrong Discussion

4 Post author: Elo 08 March 2016 07:34AM

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Comment author: Brillyant 08 March 2016 08:22:36PM 1 point [-]

Rushing is faster, unless rushing causes mistakes. This is why people rush. And they usually rush during tasks where mistakes are not likely and/or mistakes are mostly inconsequential in the event they happen.

Slowing down can feel better—it can induce less stress. And it can help you avoid time-wasting mistakes, as you've mentioned.

There are plenty of exceptions where a little bit of "slow" time spent planning before engaging in a hurried task can reduce the total time spent. This might be a good compromise.

But as far as overall net time spent doing menial tasks, I'd guess rushing buys you time...unless you are a complete klutz.

Comment author: rpmcruz 22 March 2016 05:13:01PM 0 points [-]

I enjoyed Elo post, but I think he is committing the following fallacy:

Everytime Elo made a mistake, he was rushing.

Therefore, everytime Elo rushes, he makes a mistake.

I don't know the name of this fallacy, but surely it has one. :)