Difference between revisions of "Tsuyoku naritai"

From Lesswrongwiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(References)
Line 6: Line 6:
 
<!-- Always keep this header if there is at least one reference
 
<!-- Always keep this header if there is at least one reference
 
     Delete or add sections below as necessary -->
 
     Delete or add sections below as necessary -->
 
 
=====Overcoming Bias Articles=====
 
=====Overcoming Bias Articles=====
 
<!-- For related Overcoming Bias articles,  
 
<!-- For related Overcoming Bias articles,  
Line 12: Line 11:
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/03/tsuyoku_naritai.html Tsuyoku Naritai! (I Want To Become Stronger)] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/03/tsuyoku_naritai.html Tsuyoku Naritai! (I Want To Become Stronger)] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/03/tsuyoku_vs_the_.html Tsuyoku vs. the Egalitarian Instinct] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/03/tsuyoku_vs_the_.html Tsuyoku vs. the Egalitarian Instinct] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 +
=====Less Wrong Articles=====
 +
<!-- For related Less Wrong articles,
 +
    formatted as a list with each entry as "/Title/ by /Author/ -->
 +
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/2c/a_sense_that_more_is_possible/ A Sense That More Is Possible] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
  
 
{{stub}}
 
{{stub}}
 +
[[Category:Jargon]]
 +
[[Category:Concepts]]

Revision as of 01:42, 23 May 2009

Tsuyoku naritai is Japanese. Tsuyoku is "strong"; naru is "becoming" and the form naritai is "want to become". Together it means "I want to become stronger" and it expresses a sentiment embodied more intensely in Japanese works than in any Western literature I've read. You might say it when expressing your determination to become a professional Go player — or after you lose an important match, but you haven't given up — or after you win an important match, but you're not a ninth-dan player yet — or after you've become the greatest Go player of all time, but you still think you can do better. That is tsuyoku naritai, the will to transcendence.

References

Overcoming Bias Articles
Less Wrong Articles