Identify bugs that consistently stop you from becoming a better version of yourself and then learn about frameworks/techniques helpful for resolution of those bugs.
What is rationality? Is it just about removing our biases to form accurate mental models of the world? Or can the path towards rationality give us tools to resolve bugs that stop us from becoming a better version of ourselves?
During the course of six weeks, we will explore the art of Applied Rationality (sometimes called Instrumental Rationality) in the context of improving our lives. After understanding what "rationality" really means, we will go on a journey to explore frameworks and techniques, that will help us achieve what we most want, given the physical and mental resources available to us.
Resolve at least one bug or a friction in your life. Some examples: 1) Install a TAP to form a meditation or daily writing habit 2) Use recursive 5-min timers to avoid procrastination on boring but important tasks 3) "Premortem" the plans you keep making but unable to follow through
This club will run for 6 weeks and we will meet once a week for an hour. During each week, we will pick an item or two from our bug-list and use a technique or framework discussed in that week to resolve those bugs.
I will also be providing links to blog posts and/or research papers relevant to the ideas that we will discuss and act on. Feel free to read these before the call (not absolutely essential).
The idea for this club came after reading the free handbook provided by Center for Applied Rationality, along with few posts on lesswrong. One can read all these useful resources and test them all alone but hopefully discussing/experimenting with these techniques as a group will give us better insight on how to rationally think about and resolve our personal bugs.
This club is for you if:
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