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Growth Stories

Recol­lec­tions of per­sonal progress, les­sons learned, mem­o­rable ex­pe­riences, com­ing of age, in au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal form.

Let Your Mind Be Not Fixed

G Gordon Worley III
31 Jul 2020 17:54 UTC
47 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Learn­ing crit­i­cal think­ing: a per­sonal example

Swimmer963
14 Feb 2013 20:43 UTC
37 points
28 comments8 min readLW link

How I Be­came More Ambitious

Swimmer963
4 Jul 2013 23:34 UTC
73 points
48 comments8 min readLW link

Swim­ming Up­stream: A Case Study in In­stru­men­tal Rationality

TurnTrout
3 Jun 2018 3:16 UTC
118 points
7 comments8 min readLW link

My Bayesian Enlightenment

Eliezer Yudkowsky
5 Oct 2008 16:45 UTC
34 points
64 comments7 min readLW link

Writ­ing Pi­ano Songs: A Journey

elriggs
10 Aug 2020 21:50 UTC
23 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

Why I’m Blooking

Eliezer Yudkowsky
15 Sep 2007 17:49 UTC
26 points
20 comments2 min readLW link

The Pains & De­pres­sion of phys­i­cal Im­bal­ance & Misal­ign­ment.

leggi
29 Oct 2019 14:58 UTC
4 points
4 comments13 min readLW link

My Wild and Reck­less Youth

Eliezer Yudkowsky
30 Aug 2007 1:52 UTC
56 points
54 comments3 min readLW link

How Go­ing Meta Can Level Up Your Career

mr-hire
14 Apr 2018 2:13 UTC
44 points
7 comments7 min readLW link

Sav­ing the world in 80 days: Epilogue

elriggs
28 Jul 2018 17:04 UTC
56 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

Reflec­tions on Be­ing 30

sarahconstantin
2 Oct 2018 19:30 UTC
53 points
3 comments3 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

The Mag­ni­tude of His Own Folly

Eliezer Yudkowsky
30 Sep 2008 11:31 UTC
44 points
128 comments6 min readLW link

My Best and Worst Mistake

Eliezer Yudkowsky
16 Sep 2008 0:43 UTC
42 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

Level­ing Up in Ra­tion­al­ity: A Per­sonal Journey

lukeprog
17 Jan 2012 11:02 UTC
35 points
59 comments5 min readLW link

How Pas­cal’s Wager Saved My Soul

SRStarin
18 Dec 2010 20:47 UTC
10 points
27 comments2 min readLW link

Teenage Ra­tion­al­ists and Chang­ing Your Mind

KPier
5 Aug 2011 18:19 UTC
55 points
31 comments3 min readLW link

My story /​ own­ing one’s reasons

jwhendy
7 Jan 2011 0:17 UTC
53 points
26 comments4 min readLW link

How to Ig­nore Your Emo­tions (while also think­ing you’re awe­some at emo­tions)

Hazard
31 Jul 2019 13:34 UTC
165 points
57 comments4 min readLW link

I want it my way!

nickhayes
4 Jan 2019 18:08 UTC
49 points
2 comments9 min readLW link

The Sheer Folly of Cal­low Youth

Eliezer Yudkowsky
19 Sep 2008 1:30 UTC
39 points
17 comments7 min readLW link

Raised in Technophilia

Eliezer Yudkowsky
17 Sep 2008 2:06 UTC
39 points
31 comments6 min readLW link