Comment by Silhalnor on Efficient Charity: Do Unto Others... · 2015-11-04T21:26:44.538Z · LW · GW

So, is my goal in explaining this stuff to someone to maximize efficiency at achieving their goals (warm fuzzies), or to maximize efficiency at achieving my goals (charity)? (Or maybe I want warm fuzzies and the lawyer wants charity, whatever.)

Comment by Silhalnor on Ethics and rationality of suicide · 2015-07-21T01:23:53.419Z · LW · GW

I think an important question is why did they change they minds? Do they feel better about life? Are they happier somehow? Or did coming so close to death simply boost their survival instinct? But I haven't seen this documentary so maybe that question was covered.