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* Dealing with trolls
* Dealing with trolls
=== Dealing with negative emotions ===
== Meetups: "Winning at Life" ==
(Againstness, noticing)
These are the collections of articles used for LW/EA meetups in Melbournew 2015.
Happiness & depression, e.g. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jp2/methods_for_treating_depression/ Methods for treating depression]
Session 1:
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/3nn/scientific_selfhelp_the_state_of_our_knowledge/ Scientific Self-Help: The State of Our Knowledge] – lukeprog
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/3kv/working_hurts_less_than_procrastinating_we_fear/ Working hurts less than procrastinating, we fear the twinge of starting] – Eliezer
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/fh/willpower_hax_487_execute_by_default/ Willpower Hax #487: Execute by Default] – Eliezer
Possible lists for future meetups:
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/71x/a_crash_course_in_the_neuroscience_of_human/ A Crash Course in the Neuroscience of Human Motivation] – lukeprog (20 pages - enough on its own!)
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1fe/antiakrasia_technique_structured_procrastination/ Anti-Akrasia Technique: Structured Procrastination]  
– patrissimo

Revision as of 16:34, 23 February 2015

Me in brief:

  • I'm a life coach – areas of focus include clearing anger, bitterness & other negative emotions. I'm keen to be evidence-based about this, but in this field, evidence is often fuzzy, and experience is an important guide.
  • I've worked in sustainability knowledge-sharing.
  • I know about wikis, and help run Appropedia, the sustainability wiki.

Sequences: Achieving awesomeness

Work in progress. Suggestions appreciated. Boldly edit the page, or leave a message on my talk page.


(Under development)

By author (incomplete)


Nate Soares (So8res):

(+ Look up more of Eliezer's posts on productivity, effectiveness and akrasia.)

By topic

Science and self-help:


Habits and training:

Goals and strategies:

Practical thinking skills (these posts are likely to be covered in other sequences, but have applications in "winning at life":

Thinking skills relevant to communication:


– patrissimo

Posts linked from the Akrasia (to be sorted):

Evolutionary psychology:




Other (unordered):

Achieving awesomeness by learning better

(To be developed)

Other resources:


Building community

A communication sequence

Social aspects of communication (or is that a tautology?):

Emotion, making sense, and anticipating reactions:

  • Politics is the Mind-Killer – Avoiding emotional & tribal identity triggers. "Politics is an important domain to which we should individually apply our rationality—but it's a terrible domain in which to learn rationality, or discuss rationality, unless all the discussants are already rational." & "it doesn't matter whether (you think) the [specific political party] really is at fault. It's just better for the spiritual growth of the community to discuss the issue without invoking color politics."
  • Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided – "there is no reason for complex actions with many consequences to exhibit this onesidedness property." "Two primary drivers of policy-one-sidedness are the affect heuristic and the just-world fallacy." Avoid using arguments as soldiers.
  • Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided (discusses arguments as soldiers)
  • Philosophical Landmines – "If something you say makes people go off on a spiral of bad philosophy, don't get annoyed with them, just fix what you say. This is just being a communications consequentialist."
    • Responding to a landmine explosion: It may be best to "abort the conversation." Alternatively, a commenter suggests, "stop taking sides and talk about the plus and minuses of each side."
  • (Something more about emotional triggers?)

Understanding and being understood:

Biases, heuristics and fallacies that affect communication:


Online communication (for further exploration):

  • Text-based communication
  • Dealing with trolls

Meetups: "Winning at Life"

These are the collections of articles used for LW/EA meetups in Melbournew 2015.

Session 1:

Possible lists for future meetups:


– patrissimo