the elephant in the brain

By Laura Gao • 1 min read
June 2023

i'm just the press secretary frfr

perfectly rational cognition is impossible. perfectly rational cognition has been my north star. i have been thinking, "ah i guess i better force my consciousness to not be the press secretary then. this just is an extra challenge to overcome."

but now. i dont wanna strive for that, it's not a terminal goal. dont be rational !! everything is ephemeral and meaningless and absurd !! get attached. make those judgement calls off instinct. notice your cognitive biases without needing to correct for them. live and iterate and fail and iterate and learn from iterating !!

related post: rationality is not the way to live

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i respect your emotional rawness. keep introspecting, maybe a little less inspirational quote posting...

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