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Comment author: LessWrong 19 June 2017 12:07:35PM 0 points [-]

What do you mean by "logistics"?

Comment author: Elo 24 June 2017 07:08:51AM 0 points [-]

You asked a "how" question. I assume you are saying, "I am looking to cause relationships to be meaningful, how do I go about doing that?". I suggest, if you organise yourself such that you meet with people outside of work it will be a step in the right direction.

If you meant to ask something other than a "how" question you are going to have to be more specific otherwise:

have intentions to make plans, exchange details, invite people along to social activities that you enjoy.

Comment author: Pimgd 19 June 2017 10:27:21AM *  1 point [-]

One piece of obvious advice I've heard a lot is that you should exercise more.

I have a lot of ... probably weak ... counterarguments to this. They seem to be rationalizations; e.g. "I don't want to do this because ...".

For example, I'll list a few.

  • Why should I exercise if I'm already at a good weight?
  • Why should I exercise if my daily life (programming) does not require significant physical skill?
  • Why should I exercise if I already go on a short (15 min) daily walk - is more really needed?
  • I don't want to feel tired, so exercising doesn't feel rewarding to me at all
  • Exercising takes up time, I'd rather not spend this time exercising
  • If you live a longer life because of exercising, how do you know you're not running a red queen's race (you have to stay fit lest you get a heart attack 6 months later because it's old and you die anyway)

Rather than looking for cutting edge ideas to be more productive, I'm rather looking for a cutting edge idea as to why obvious advice would work / be given.

Possibly I should make a reddit account and post on changemyview or something. I just don't see why I should exercise at the moment given that I have the weight I want and the fitness to do what I need to do and don't have any health issues related to fitness (dental issues, but that's a separate point and due to a filling that seems have been placed improperly).

Then again, I sometimes feel as if I'm one-eyed, saying "I understand how having two eyes would be better, but is it really necessary? Operating is hard, it costs money, it takes time, I'd have to go to the hospital, it'd be a huge thing, and I can already see right now, so I don't see why you'd want two eyes. Yeah, okay, the redundancy would be nice, that you're not blinded if your one eye gets dirty or develops issues, but is all the hassle really worth a second eye?" And I'd feel that the answer that would convince me is actually seeing out of two eyes and realizing that hey, you can sort of see in 3D now and estimate distance and you get depth perception and a wider field of vision and it's easier to read or skim text and blah blah blah blah - but you wouldn't know that, because you only have one eye.

What's the two-eyed benefit of exercising?

Comment author: Elo 19 June 2017 11:08:17AM 3 points [-]

Let me have a go:

Why should I exercise if I'm already at a good weight?

Great question! The benefits of exercise run beyond weight loss. Exercise generally improves your health and keeps your system running and in check. Most people report extra clarity of mind relating to exercising as well. Something about chemicals and endorphins. Actually lots of people enjoy exercise, or if they don't at first - come to enjoy it quite easily.

Why should I exercise if my daily life (programming) does not require significant physical skill?

http://thefutureprimaeval.net/why-we-even-lift/

Why should I exercise if I already go on a short (15 min) daily walk - is more really needed?

Actually that's probably enough. Numbers cited are usually 30mins of moderate exercise 3 times a week.

I don't want to feel tired, so exercising doesn't feel rewarding to me at all

if done correctly you can manage to not feel tired and instead feel energised. Sometimes it's different types of exercise, sometimes it's making sure you are eating the right things to help you feel great.

Exercising takes up time, I'd rather not spend this time exercising

QALYS, DALYS, Microlifes. It's usually quoted that exercising now will increase the length and quality of life later. (with diminishing returns) something like half an hour of exercise will add an extra several hours of life onto the end of your life. So the time returns later. You don't need to exercise alone or do nothing else. Can listen to books, can enjoy nature, can play a team sport. plenty of options to not make it wasted time.

If you live a longer life because of exercising, how do you know you're not running a red queen's race (you have to stay fit lest you get a heart attack 6 months later because it's old and you die anyway)

You don't. But if you want your best chance of survival for as long as possible, it's generally agreed that exercise helps you get there.

Comment author: LessWrong 19 June 2017 10:48:21AM 0 points [-]

How do you move from a superficial relationship (I see you at work) to a more meaningful relationship? (friends)?

Comment author: Elo 19 June 2017 11:00:31AM 1 point [-]

"logistics"

make plans, invite people along, exchange details.

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Comment author: Vaniver 10 June 2017 07:42:43PM 2 points [-]

I've moved a post about an ongoing legal issue to its author's drafts. They can return it to public discussion when the trial concludes.

Comment author: Elo 11 June 2017 03:28:04PM 2 points [-]

The event will be worth a post-mortem when the legal event is concluded.

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Comment author: Elo 10 June 2017 10:21:52PM 0 points [-]

National library

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Comment author: Elo 10 June 2017 10:25:26PM 1 point [-]
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Comment author: Vaniver 10 June 2017 09:29:03PM 2 points [-]

Which library? I have some Dutch friends.

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Comment author: Elo 10 June 2017 10:21:52PM 0 points [-]

National library

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Comment author: Douglas_Knight 10 June 2017 04:52:04AM 0 points [-]

What odds do you put that there is an English copy in a library in the Netherlands? (as opposed to, eg, a catalogue error)

Comment author: Elo 10 June 2017 08:52:11PM 0 points [-]

Good question. It was someone on the discords who found it. 90% it's real.

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Comment author: AshwinV 09 June 2017 09:30:59AM 0 points [-]

I want to upvote this again.

Comment author: Elo 09 June 2017 09:44:52AM 0 points [-]

done for you

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Comment author: CurtisSerVaas 09 June 2017 07:10:19AM 2 points [-]

Thank you so much!

I wanted to read this book a while ago, but couldn't find a copy of it online or at my library.

There doesn't exist a full English translation?

Comment author: Elo 09 June 2017 07:27:33AM 2 points [-]

an English copy was recently found in a library in the Netherlands, free to read and copy. (if we know anyone there)

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