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Comment by graveless on Simulate and Defer To More Rational Selves · 2014-09-27T18:12:52.765Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

I was having a hard time making an accurate model from my friends or idealized self, but this method really helped me with the concept.

Though, there's a failure mode I noticed once I started doing it more regularly. When I think about how a PC would do something, they often place very little value on issues like 'could this action result in me getting into legal or social trouble.'