Comment by tempus on Misery Pits · 2018-03-11T19:58:42.273Z · score: -37 (10 votes) · LW · GW
More in the "stay up until 3am reassuring me that I have value... four times a week" way.

Frankly, if you need someone to stay up until 3am four times a week to reassure you that you have value, you probably don't have value.

Comment by tempus on Misery Pits · 2018-03-11T19:55:25.056Z · score: -35 (8 votes) · LW · GW
This is the sort of essay that, IMHO, should come with some strong disclaimers. My feeling is that some people will read that and go "Oh no, I'm a misery pit! I'm a burden on all of my friends and harmful to the entire community!! I'm a worthless parody of a human being who should immediately cut emself off from everyone and probably throw emself under the nearest bus!!!"

And this is a bad thing because? I think this is a case where the Litany of Tarski applies.