Re: Common Human Errors (was Re: (more))

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 22:31:16 MDT

I feel woefully inadequate to the foreseeable challenges. On good days, I seek to become a better learner of facts,
skills _and_ of other people. Sorry that that doesn't directly address your question, but it's what I'm working on
myself, as I say, on good days. Mr. Bokov had some things he recommended for accelerating learning of the
fact-memorization and text-reading kinds.

I'm not so sure there would be a whole lot of people on this list that would take on the responsibility of a total
makeover. I think I'd be suspicious of anyone willing to provide one. :) Then again, on _bad_ days... :)

More comments below.

BigBooster wrote:
> At 04:28 PM 04/25/2001 -0700, you wrote:
> >Assume I was a complete fool (I probably am) and knew
> >very nearly nothing (I probably do). Where would you
> >personally recommend starting out?
> >What I mean to say is, if a person walked in off of
> >the street and told you that they were to submit
> >themselves to you as your tool, in trust that you
> >would make of them a better person, what specifically
> >would you recommend to them as a course of study or
> >way of living? <snip>
> I'm interested in exploring this general question by
> identifying common human errors and what can be
> done about correcting them.
> What do extropians consider to be the most common
> errors made by humans?
> Frederick Mann

Getting stuck in "gumption traps". That's a thing I'd like to help build a public set of resources for. Such traps are
tricky because most of them are not perceived as anything other than "the way [things are] [the universe is]". They are
also tricky if they're frequently-reinforced learnings.

But I'm not strictly an extropian. I just post here.


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