Other-optimizing is a failure mode in which a person vastly overestimates their ability to optimize someone else's life, usually as a result of underestimating the differences between themselves and others, for example through the typical mind fallacy.
- Beware of Other-Optimizing
- The Unfinished Mystery of the Shangri-La Diet
- Akrasia and Shangri-La
- Generalizing from One Example by Yvain