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Comment author: zdgroff 29 August 2017 02:52:21AM 1 point [-]

We only have so many weirdness points to spend. When we spend them on particularly extreme things like intentionally living on such a small amount, it makes it more difficult to get EA newcomers into the other aspects of EA that are more important, like strategic cause selection.

Do you think it's any better in this case than, say, the case of a very particular diet or an odd appearance because in this case Joey is doing something that's uncontroversially good? I would wonder if it would make people want to be more like him and trust his judgment more.