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TagLast edit: 12 Nov 2021 18:06 UTC by Yoav Ravid

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

Sequences:

Related Pages: Postmortems & Retrospectives, Updated Beliefs (examples of), Self Improvement, Progress Studies (society level)

On sav­ing the world

So8res30 Jan 2014 20:00 UTC
180 points
170 comments16 min readLW link

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

Hazard31 Jul 2019 13:34 UTC
224 points
71 comments4 min readLW link2 nominations4 reviews

Small and Vulnerable

deluks9173 May 2021 4:55 UTC
139 points
17 comments4 min readLW link

Let Your Mind Be Not Fixed

G Gordon Worley III31 Jul 2020 17:54 UTC
46 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

How to Ab­sorb a Shared Suc­cess Script (while also think­ing you’re liv­ing with­out one)

Hazard31 Jan 2021 20:17 UTC
55 points
6 comments16 min readLW link

My Jour­ney to the Dark Side

Hivewired6 May 2021 0:27 UTC
19 points
60 comments17 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Fibromyal­gia, Pain & De­pres­sion. How much is due to phys­i­cal mis­al­ign­ment?

leggi29 Oct 2019 14:58 UTC
5 points
4 comments18 min readLW link

Learn­ing crit­i­cal think­ing: a per­sonal example

Swimmer96314 Feb 2013 20:43 UTC
58 points
28 comments8 min readLW link

How I Be­came More Ambitious

Swimmer9634 Jul 2013 23:34 UTC
112 points
48 comments8 min readLW link

Swim­ming Up­stream: A Case Study in In­stru­men­tal Rationality

TurnTrout3 Jun 2018 3:16 UTC
65 points
7 comments8 min readLW link

My Bayesian Enlightenment

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Oct 2008 16:45 UTC
51 points
65 comments7 min readLW link

Writ­ing Pi­ano Songs: A Journey

elriggs10 Aug 2020 21:50 UTC
24 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Why I’m Blooking

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Sep 2007 17:49 UTC
36 points
20 comments2 min readLW link

Against Maturity

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 Feb 2009 23:34 UTC
46 points
57 comments5 min readLW link

My Child­hood Death Spiral

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Sep 2008 3:42 UTC
50 points
106 comments4 min readLW link

My Nat­u­ral­is­tic Awakening

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Sep 2008 6:58 UTC
46 points
47 comments5 min readLW link

Mediums Over­power Messages

lsusr20 Oct 2019 5:46 UTC
47 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

In What Ways Have You Be­come Stronger?

Vladimir_Nesov15 Mar 2009 20:44 UTC
28 points
40 comments1 min readLW link

Hu­mans can drive cars

Apprentice30 Jan 2014 11:55 UTC
53 points
89 comments2 min readLW link

New Post ver­sion 1 (please read this ONLY if your last name be­ings with a–k)

lukeprog27 Jul 2011 21:57 UTC
38 points
87 comments5 min readLW link

Reflec­tions on the cry­on­ics sequence

mingyuan3 Feb 2021 1:17 UTC
95 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing the YouTube Algorithm

lsusr15 Apr 2021 6:37 UTC
30 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Chang­ing my life in 2021, halfway through

Borasko10 Jun 2021 1:36 UTC
40 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

My Wild and Reck­less Youth

Eliezer Yudkowsky30 Aug 2007 1:52 UTC
74 points
54 comments3 min readLW link

How Go­ing Meta Can Level Up Your Career

Matt Goldenberg14 Apr 2018 2:13 UTC
22 points
7 comments7 min readLW link

Sav­ing the world in 80 days: Epilogue

elriggs28 Jul 2018 17:04 UTC
51 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

Reflec­tions on Be­ing 30

sarahconstantin2 Oct 2018 19:30 UTC
52 points
3 comments3 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

The Mag­ni­tude of His Own Folly

Eliezer Yudkowsky30 Sep 2008 11:31 UTC
60 points
128 comments6 min readLW link

My Best and Worst Mistake

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Sep 2008 0:43 UTC
53 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

Level­ing Up in Ra­tion­al­ity: A Per­sonal Journey

lukeprog17 Jan 2012 11:02 UTC
49 points
59 comments5 min readLW link

How Pas­cal’s Wager Saved My Soul

SRStarin18 Dec 2010 20:47 UTC
12 points
27 comments2 min readLW link

Teenage Ra­tion­al­ists and Chang­ing Your Mind

KPier5 Aug 2011 18:19 UTC
76 points
31 comments3 min readLW link

My story /​ own­ing one’s reasons

jwhendy7 Jan 2011 0:17 UTC
69 points
26 comments4 min readLW link

I want it my way!

nickhayes4 Jan 2019 18:08 UTC
39 points
2 comments9 min readLW link

The Sheer Folly of Cal­low Youth

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Sep 2008 1:30 UTC
65 points
17 comments7 min readLW link

Raised in Technophilia

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 Sep 2008 2:06 UTC
50 points
33 comments6 min readLW link

Re­cent de-con­vert sat­u­rated by re­li­gious com­mu­nity; ad­vice?

jwhendy4 Apr 2011 3:25 UTC
38 points
158 comments7 min readLW link

[ELDR Tac­tics] Con­sider switch­ing to (mostly) de­caf.

aaq31 Jan 2020 15:09 UTC
29 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

A Prodigy of Refutation

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 Sep 2008 1:57 UTC
40 points
20 comments3 min readLW link

Tell Your Ra­tion­al­ist Ori­gin Story

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Feb 2009 17:16 UTC
35 points
416 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] how has this fo­rum changed your life?

Jon Ronson30 Jan 2020 21:54 UTC
26 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

Fight­ing a Rear­guard Ac­tion Against the Truth

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Sep 2008 1:23 UTC
36 points
8 comments4 min readLW link

Start­ing to see 2 months later

Pausecafe23 Jan 2019 20:46 UTC
30 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

For­ma­tive Youth

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Feb 2009 23:02 UTC
32 points
46 comments3 min readLW link

{Math} A times ta­bles mem­ory.

aaq1 Dec 2019 15:40 UTC
19 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

And the Dark­ness Answered

Hivewired11 Jul 2021 5:54 UTC
10 points
3 comments5 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)
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