I'm looking for:
* particularly whether prioritising the first example is important
* advice or thoughts on what to do when stuck on feedback
when I say "judging feedback" I mean: it's meaning, purpose, reasons/explanation, quality, urgency, significance,
I have two examples, the second of which I think I'm okay with (like not making any major mistakes currently)
Some feedback I can't discuss at the time because I don't know enough. The strategy I've been using recently is to note
it down and think about it in the background, or come back to it once I've learnt something relevant. If there's a
reason to prioritise it then I should consider that, but mostly it doesn't seem like there is. This is, in part, to
avoid becoming overwhelmed and keep to a load I can manage.
I expect this sort of thing to be a general problem people have.
(from thread: `DD false modesty example in recent YT vid (Analyzing Lies example)`)
>I think you guys are wrong (and aggressive and combative) and should drop this and do your best to hold no negative
>opinion about DD over that statement.
This is an example of feedback I don't know how to judge and learn from when I received it. I don't even know how to
I'm particularly concerned with this feedback b/c it relates to stuff I'm actively learning and I don't see a reason I
should expect to understand the feedback in the near future. It's thread from was made, in part, b/c I've been doing
some Analyzing Lies stuff. Analyzing Lies is a topic that has a lot of reach but that also makes it potentially
dangerous, like applying it inappropriately is potentially serious (by making mistakes that are permanent or hard to
undo/fix). So I think it's somewhat important to at least figure out the prioritisation question (if it's low, then I
can just avoid a behaviour or conflict; not ideal but safe).
I think I am okay at judging what the feedback *means*, like grammatically. There are 4 "why?"s that come out and I
think I need to be able to answer them all to say I've understood what was meant. If I don't understand the "why"s I
can't detect or criticise an error well (the error could be in the feedback or my ideas; I doubt my ideas more).
The 4 "why"s are around the following:
1. "you guys are wrong"
2. "[you guys are] aggressive and combative" (**note: this is a parenthetical**)
3. "[you guys] should drop this"
4. "[you guys should] do your best to hold no negative opinion about DD over that statement"
I don't know the answer to (1). This is something I think I could learn about by continuing with Analyzing Lies.
I think I have half an answer to (2), but it's incomplete. I don't want to just like 'turn down a sensitivity knob' or
something without knowing why (though suppressing this sort of thing for a little bit is fine; like flagging it to come
back to later)
(3) is safe to do without understanding provided I come back and understand why later. It can relate to the answers
for both (1) and (2).
(4) is easy to do, though figuring out how to judge relevant stuff in future is still a problem. (stuff being both
the things ppl say (similar to (1)) and the things to think as a result (like, what should my reaction be?)) I think I
can develop ideas on this without much urgency provided I err on the side of caution.
(from thread: `low error rate`)
On Mon, 27 Jul 2020 22:58:08 -0700 Elliot Temple <cu...@curi.us
>On Jul 27, 2020, at 9:38 PM, Max Kaye <m...@xk.io
>> Why don't you split things into 'learning' and 'low error rate' categories?
>Learning is more efficient with a low error rate.
>An error is a failure at a goal.
My situation here is different to the last one but this example is older.
There's a conflict I have between trying to do things with a low error rate and efficient learning. I don't know how to
answer Qs like "what are the times where a higher error rate is okay?", "should you ever do things where you have a
higher error rate if there are lower error rate alternatives?", and more generally "how to learn?" I can give some
answers but they're not (close to) complete. I don't need to prioritise it very much though because I'm not stuck.
I've been gaining a better intuition for the difference in how beneficial learning certain things are (compared to
alternatives) recently. This is helping to resolve the conflict between what ET's said and the question of "how to
learn"? I don't fully understand everything yet, but I think I'm making progress; getting closer to a point where I can
discuss it more competently.
I feel like my 'think about it in the background' strategy is working okay here, it's not a bottleneck, etc.
(aside: I'm unsure about making this post. maybe because I think it's like somewhat unfinished or the ideas aren't
developed enough. Besides just posting it on my site or saving it I don't know another decent option than posting it,
and b/c the topic might be important it's better to post it than not. Also it's on/over the upper limit of