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Below, I've summarized my views on what makes up my self, my belief in a purpose of existence, and how I decide how I should act. I hope you can appreciate this effort, and that you consider articulating the reasons that motivate you too.
My identity is composite and continuous
When I say "me" I'm not talking about an atomic individual or a subjective internal mind. When I say "me," I mean a continuum of fields of information.
I believe the universe has a purpose
I have derived a thought experiment that, taken with a few reasonable premises, has led me to conclude that I must treat the universe as if it has a purpose.
I believe my actions should aim to help the universe fulfill its purpose
Importantly, just because I accept that the universe has a purpose, this doesn't mean that I know this purpose. However, using another thought experiment, I've concluded that I should still assume that there is some way to ascertain the actions necessary to aid with the purpose of the universe.
I optimize my decisions over a multitude of intuitions
My intuitions are composite, impermanent, and hard to pin down, and yet they are all that's able to tell me what to do. I can never clearly know what is best to do so I can only choose my actions from an immeasurable probabilistic function.
So this is what I do.
In some ways, as a friend of mine pointed out, I guess this all boils down to a lengthy metaphysical argument for "follow your heart." But at least that's a start.
So what do you do?
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