Updates Thread: How Have You Changed Your Mind This Year?

by zdgroff 2y20th Dec 20173 comments


I recently went through the exercise on my blog of thinking through ways my mind has changed this year and wanted to start a thread for people to share significant updates they’ve made in the past year. A lot of EA organizations do this, but there's less of a space for individuals to publicly state mistakes and updates, which I think could be healthy. Please comment below with yours!

Here are some examples of people discussing changing their mind or making mistakes:

Mine: http://www.zachgroff.com/2017/12/things-ive-changed-my-mind-on-this-year.html


Holden Karnofsky: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/three-key-issues-ive-changed-my-mind-about

Buck Shlegeris: http://shlegeris.com/2016/05/24/mistakes

Open Philanthropy Project: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/notable-lessons

GiveWell: https://www.givewell.org/about/our-mistakes

Animal Charity Evaluators: https://animalcharityevaluators.org/transparency/mistakes/

Center for Effective Altruism: https://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/our-mistakes/