This was a great read! I liked the structure as well, which allowed me to jump across sections before deciding to read the whole thing.
I got into meditation a few years ago and recently did a Vipassana 10 day retreat. I guess it's hard to quantify systematic change but it is interesting to imagine what would happen if meditation was taught in schools - though I prefer it in non-spiritual form, just pure practice.
I'm still mostly a beginner in EA, so I am not sure if I'm qualified yet to judge your views on longtermism but it seems to make sense to me.
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I did a 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat, after meditating casually 10min daily (I had streaks of several months where I wouldn't miss a day, then months without) for ~4 years. I used the Headspace and Waking up apps
The 10min sessions were helpful especially if I was consistent, in feeling less anxious/irritated and more happy. I ended up liking the Waking Up app more since he explains the theory as well.
But, those basically disappear when compared to the 10 day retreat, where we would do basically a full day of meditation (split into 1 and 2h segments)... (read more)
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