Personal Perspective

Eliezer Yudkowsky


Fighting bullies might not be the best way to become a heroine. But Father had once told her that the trouble with passing up opportunities was that it was habit-forming. If you told yourself you were waiting for a better opportunity next time, why, next time you’d probably tell yourself the same thing. Father had said that most people spent their whole lives waiting for an opportunity that was good enough, and then they died. Father had said that while seizing opportunities would mean that all sorts of things went wrong, it wasn’t nearly as bad as being a hopeless lump. Father had said that after she got into the habit of seizing opportunities, then it was time to start being picky about them.

For although you are ambitious, you have no ambition.

Hessitation iss alwayss eassy, rarely usseful.

Nihil Supernum1


  1. Harry Potter and the Method of Rationality