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Lumifer comments on Becoming stronger together - Less Wrong Discussion

14 Post author: b4yes 11 July 2017 01:00PM

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Comment author: Lumifer 11 July 2017 02:50:29PM 4 points [-]

For the last few millenia what you are describing has been called "a group of friends".

adding some fiber to your diet ... can increase your quality of life a lot

<snort>

So, what would you say is your biggest accomplishment as a group?

Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 15 July 2017 09:26:09PM 1 point [-]

For the last few millenia what you are describing has been called "a group of friends".

I've had been parts of lots of groups of friends, but very few of them have had self-improvement as an explicit goal, nor have they had mutual accountability and check-ups on each other. Most groups of friends just hang out without any particular purpose.

Comment author: lbThingrb 14 July 2017 03:18:34AM 1 point [-]

Groups of friends often coalesce around common interests. This group of friends coalesced around a common interest in rationality and self-improvement. That this is possible to do is potentially useful information to other people who are interested in rationality and self-improvement and making new friends.

Comment author: Lumifer 14 July 2017 02:39:04PM 1 point [-]

That this is possible to do is potentially useful information

Was there any doubt about this? Did anyone ever say "No, you can't do that"?

Comment author: lahwran 11 September 2017 08:55:00PM 0 points [-]

yes

Comment author: vackosar 12 July 2017 03:31:24PM 0 points [-]

Isn't necessary condition for group of friends that they like each other a lot? Maybe they have more formal relationship focused on productivity and not just to hang out.

Comment author: b4yes 12 July 2017 10:18:19PM 1 point [-]

We have become a group of friends first and a productivity group second. But when we started, some of us didn't know some other members yet.