I need help getting rid of my fantasies about making bad impressions on people

I spend a lot of time fantasizing how I will make a particular impression on some person. Usually it's not a purely good impression. I have this craving to seem unpredictable, extreme, alienating, weird, broken. In the last 2 years I became more aware of it and tried to get rid of it but I … Continue reading I need help getting rid of my fantasies about making bad impressions on people

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Humanhood is a continuum, not a dichotomy

A lot of common sense morality depends on a clear distinction between human and other animals. Such a distinction is possible only because there are no animals that are kind of human, but not fully. But if neanderthals still existed, it would raise some interesting moral questions. E.g.: Common opinion A: if lion kills another … Continue reading Humanhood is a continuum, not a dichotomy

Should you donate to a fund-raising meta-charity?

I wrote this post a while ago. It assumes familiarity with effective altruism. I thought it's not good/timely/complete enough to go on http://effective-altruism.com/ but I thought that it should exist on some even more obscure corner of the internet so here it is... Ugh, I now feel I undersold it, I think it's pretty good. These charities became less appealing … Continue reading Should you donate to a fund-raising meta-charity?