> It is possible that your preferences are not time-consistent. That is,
> you-today and you-later are in principle two different creatures with two
> different sets of preferences. They need not agree on decisions.
Bringing to mind Emerson's famous quote:
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by
little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a
great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself
with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words
and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though
it contradict every thing you said today.
Let's hear it for inconsistency!
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