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My recommendations for gratitude exercises 2019-08-05T19:04:41.973Z · score: 37 (19 votes)

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Comment by maxcarpendale on My recommendations for gratitude exercises · 2019-08-08T13:46:37.599Z · score: 5 (3 votes) · LW · GW

If anyone's interested, here are my sources for this post. The practice of using negative visualization and contrasting to feel more gratitude is based on the stoic practice of that name. You can find it described in many stoic works, including the A Guide to the Good Life by William Irvine. This post is also based on Sam Harris's thoughts on the subject, in this video for example. I also took some inspiration and ideas from this Econ talk episode discussing A.J. Jacobs' book on gratitude

Comment by maxcarpendale on My recommendations for gratitude exercises · 2019-08-06T12:30:07.188Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for the feedback! I guess I thought it was short and cohesive enough for those not be necessary.

Comment by maxcarpendale on Cephaloponderings · 2019-08-05T19:04:41.983Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

You didn't even mention what might be the weirdest thing about octopuses, which is that despite their colour changing abilities, current evidence suggests they can't see in colour (Other Minds 2016).