Re: Risk vs. Payoff

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Tue May 08 2001 - 05:11:16 MDT

On Tue, 8 May 2001, Aleks Jakulin wrote:

> And what is the cost of passing a selection of your knowledge, skills
> and qualities to a child or a young person, who thus continues the
> "life" of the meaningful points of your existence?

I don't have any extractable meaningful points of my existence. I just
want to achieve immortality the Woody Allen way: by not dying.

Having a kid or mentoring a young person is entirely orthogonal to that
basic desire. It is basic, since it is irreducible to a series of
deductive steps. It is anchored purely in emotion, and hence doesn't need
to be explained.

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