I love this post. Thanks so much for sharing.
I'm very excited for this!
Thanks so much for writing this! Added a couple to my "to read" list.
Thanks for the links!
I think my professional and social spaces at this time both made this feeling worse (because others felt this too and there was feeding on each other's angst cycle) and enabled me to get out of it/provided a healthy path forward (because others had navigated this before and gave me thoughtful and insightful advice, and also supported me as I made steps in this direction). I also think it's a broader dynamic than my personal professional and social spaces -- I was mostly within EA at this time, but I've seen this dynamic play out in a lot of other "do-gooder" friends from college who were never involved at all with EA.
Thanks! This is an interesting point, and I'll mull on it.
Yay! Hope it helps them
Thanks for the link! I'm adding it to my to listen to list :)
A few rambly reactions/thoughts in response to your message in case they are helpful:
[Apologies for the rambly nature of this response]Thanks Ozzie, I agree with your point here. I don't think this is essential for everyone and I agree it can lead to or be indicative of some weird biased mental move.
A couple of clarifications/mini-rambles on what I mean (but I think what I mean is a much less interesting than a useful discussion about what is helpful to people and what the implications and pros and cons of different views are):
+1. I also think that the chilling effect can extend to people's thoughts, i.e., limiting what people even let themselves think let alone write.
EDIT: The EA Meta Fund and Long-Term Future Fund deadline is now 12 June, as announced elsewhere.