Favourite questions

  • How can we create more common knowledge?
  • How does one develop expertise?
  • How should we read, and to what end?
  • What are the best systems and tools for meaningful behavior change?
  • How much, and in what contexts, should we trust our own judgment?
  • How much should we reveal about ourselves?
  • How does measuring something change that thing?
  • When should we be playful and spontaneous, vs systematic and deliberate?
  • How much of our lives do we owe to others, especially to the world beyond our most intimate circles?
  • What are the qualities of a good explanation?
  • How high should we set our expectations of ourselves?
  • Why are labels and abstractions sometimes useful, and sometimes harmful?
  • What are the trade-offs between responsibility and freedom, especially in the pursuit of meaning?

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