I appreciate the write-up!
Explaining 3 possible meanings of “meta-preferencers” was insightful and rang true to me.
I was very confused about the lake/ocean distance metaphor, but I think I’ve got it now (?) Coordinates represent preferences and an arrow/gradient represents meta-preferences. Ex. I want to smoke (0,1), but I want to quit smoking [wanting to move from (0,1) --> (0,-1)].
Suicide as a “discontinuous jump”, I assumed to mean in the OP, “a preference to have no preference”. This is a large jump, but it’s not how I interpret suicide. How is it even a meta-preference? “I prefer to be hurt/ depressed/ a burden, but I have a meta-preference to not be”?