Meetup : West Los Angeles - Resolutions

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Discussion article for the meetup : West Los Angeles - Resolutions

WHEN: 18 December 2013 07:00:00PM (-0800)

WHERE: 10850 West Pico Blvd, Suite 312, Los Angeles, CA 90064

When: 7:00pm Wednesday, December 18.

Where: The Westside Tavern in the upstairs Wine Bar (all ages welcome), located inside the Westside Pavillion on the second floor, right by the movie theaters. The entrance sign says "Lounge".

Parking is free for 3 hours.

Discussion:

No prior knowledge of or exposure to Less Wrong is necessary; this will be generally accessible and useful to everyone who values thinking for themselves. There will be open general conversation until 7:30, and that's always a lot of good, fun, intelligent discussion!

We will talk about new years resolutions and other hacks to get your future self to listen to your present self. I will provide an abstract game theoretic model to explain why it is hard to get yourselves to get along, and propose a solution to this problem that hopefully all your future selves can agree on. Then I will explain the way new years resolutions work for most people and explain how you can use a different strategy to make them work for you much more effectively. Hopefully this will lead to a discussion about how my proposal can be made even more effective, and how it can be extended to everyday life. (As opposed to every year)

Discussion article for the meetup : West Los Angeles - Resolutions

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