Perfecting The Motion

2019-02-11T00:33:11.412Z · score: 13 (5 votes)
Comment by natalia-mendonca on Life can be better than you think · 2019-01-21T11:54:26.437Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I’m fairly certain that in the vast majority of the time, negative emotions are ego-dystonic.

They’re not something actively sought out out of a desire for meaning, they’re something essentially inflicted upon the sufferer by parts of their mind that they can’t control.

I think acceptance of negative emotion is often driven from being in that position, a position of helplessness, often driven out of a desire to maintain a good self-image, and avoid entering the negativity loop — and not from a position of having control over whether it happens or not, and seeking it because it brings meaning.

Comment by natalia-mendonca on Life can be better than you think · 2019-01-21T07:05:26.999Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Yeah, it would be interesting to investigate how that would work. I think the insights would serve to set a lower bound to mood, the same as what religion does for many people.

Comment by natalia-mendonca on Life can be better than you think · 2019-01-20T23:49:08.450Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I get bodily fatigue when I don't take it for over five days, I haven't ventured farther than that. No particular reason to.

Life can be better than you think

2019-01-20T14:19:59.098Z · score: 53 (28 votes)