Re: World-changers, Momism and Eliezer...

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Wed, 20 Oct 1999 18:21:34 -0500

john grigg wrote:
> Ahah! And I have read how Hitler and Stalin both also had dysfunctional
> mother/son relationships! Momism can be a powerful force in a man's life!
> is your relationship with Mom?:)

We get along fine. If there are any problems, I give her a piece of chocolate, which makes her more agreeable.

> I could see you forty years from now having conquered the earth and then
> declaring "see, I told you I could do it Mom!"

No... "I told you I could do it Dad", maybe. Or not. Dad would probably tell me I did it wrong.

Believe me, I am not under the illusion that I can impress the people to whom I am, eternally, the baby who threw up on their new car. "Nobody honors a saint on his hearthstone," to quote Mercedes Lackey.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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