From: Adrian Tymes (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jan 06 2002 - 16:48:25 MST
Jacques Du Pasquier wrote:
> Adrian Tymes wrote (5.1.2002/21:32) :
> > Jacques Du Pasquier wrote:
> > > Anders Sandberg wrote (1.1.2002/21:36) :
> > > > The excitement of creativity and watching our projects unfold is only
> > > > matched by the the delicious feeling of anticipation just before
> > > > springing into action.
> > >
> > > If this is true, couldn't one rationnally prefer to remain in this
> > > delicious anticipation, indefinitely delaying the springing into
> > > action ?
> > Unfortunately, no, for the joy from anticipation only comes because one
> > believes the action will be soon. If one believes - and espeically if
> > one causes to be - that the action will be indefinitely (or even
> > finitely but significantly) delayed, the anticipation is reduced.
> You can keep ready for springing into action at the next second all
> the time. (Of course I don't say you SHOULD do that. I just... well,
> never mind.)
True. But, if the only reason one doesn't spring is self-imposed
reluctance, rationality eventually make plain that the action will never
happen, and the anticipation goes away.
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