Comment by briang on Approving reinforces low-effort behaviors · 2011-07-18T15:20:10.971Z · LW · GW

I was thinking about this myself, and was going to bring it up. I stopped telling people I was going to become a writer for that reason. But I think there's a difference between telling people you are going to do a thing at a vaguely determined time in the future, and telling someone you are going to commit to a task that same day.