Re: Having a life

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Sun, 27 Jun 1999 02:24:37 -0500

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> I don't demand that others live as I do. The wise choice for a
> Specialist isn't necessarily the wise choice for anyone else, even a
> different kind of Specialist. But if people start going all
> "oh-I'm-wiser" on me and spouting back the wisdom of the sages as seen
> on TV, then yes, I'm going to be annoyed. I am tired of a society that
> teaches us to believe that we'll fail at changing the world, that we'll
> fail at self-sacrifice, and that we'll shatter ourselves if we try to do
> our best.

And as long as I'm dispelling cultural myths masquerading as sage wisdom:

If I choose to live my life for the Singularity, nobody has any right to demand that I live it for myself.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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