Comment by 1gn1t0r on Working hurts less than procrastinating, we fear the twinge of starting · 2012-09-02T19:23:55.848Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Indeed willpower is not a expendable resource. Neither success and hapiness nor resting will regain willpower (unless you believe it to be so). Need a study break to refresh? Maybe not, say Stanford researchers

The link to the paper is in the article

Comment by 1gn1t0r on On Expressing Your Concerns · 2012-08-10T07:59:26.617Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

The thought always occurred to me that The Emperor's New Clothes represent a religious allegory.

I remember as a child I always thought other people could hear and see and communicate with God and that I was the only one which could not. Hence I would always pretend to be able to see the clothes of the Emperor.

Indeed, if there are no dissenters then you don't want to be the first.