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# Exploit Explore Problem

Last updated February 15, 2022

Saying yes requires saying no

## Machine learning

• hill climbing/optimization problem
• optimizing to find one’s true values

## # Pendulum of life

“The ideal is to find an equilibrium point between external pulls and internal pushes, between exploitation (of your current opportunities via external pulls) and exploration (of your actual passions via internal pushes)… the process of finding equilibrium often takes the form of a damped oscillation over time”

## # Notes

• how much of this is just feedback loops but for learning/interests?
• how does play fit into this?

## # Regret Minimization Framework

Project yourself to age 80 and look back on your life. How do I minimize the regrets that I have? Will you regret abandoning this idea?

When you minimize future regret, you sleep well knowing you’re maximizing fulfilment.

Is a life well-lived one that is fully maximized? What if I just want to live for vibes (which are inherently unoptimizable)?