To be clear, yes I know some people are in it just for the money....
But, as was the case for me, I genuinely feel that at some point you have to be in it for the money or you lose the ability to be in it for the tech. Because the world we live in makes it so that we need money to live a life that gives you the freedom to be 100% something.
I come from a bad background, fostered, homeless yada yada i wont bore you with all my life.. I have struggled but I have been determined, i got myself to college, university (while doing 2 part time jobs) and yes it took me years longer than my friends but i'm proud of it.
I then got into bitcoin (an others) and starting building - only small things first like a few games and a few websites to help people. I gave so much away (todays value equally tens of thousands) I then started to realise this is what I wanted to do. Build, share, educate and above all... help people. All the time never taking any profit for myself (I had an ok job at the time). I helped a kid and his brother pay off all their tuition at university in the Philippines - I was inspired and I felt powerful (not the ego type but the type that could make a real difference)
I decided to go full time and quit, take a chance.... but it was a gamble that didnt pay off, (Covid was a big factor in this). First it was things like my YT being taken down, or moderated websites not allowing anyone to really build and taking control for their own greed, I lost money on exchanges that were scammy or blocked me due to KYC rules changing, during covid my landlord increased the rent and online ordering food was a huge drain on my reserves.. i'm sure we have all been there
I'm the type of person that has random conversations and random ideas - I even have a little notebook of tons of things I want to build. I would love to be financially free to be able to pursue these things... I dont want lambos, or big houses - I want to feel secure that I wont lose my house, or default on my credit card and be taken to court or even as simple as not have to ask friends to lend money so I can have a drink with them.. So as you can see... I am here for the tech... but I also need to be here for the money.
But sadly im broke AF and had to give up my free time to go back to work, for rent, food... My biggest fear is being homeless again and I admit because of this I am risk averse - this was a big decision for me.... i know its sad.
Why am I sharing this? I actually just listened to a guided meditation session that mentioned sharing something deep to us and helping others can help feel gratitude and grounded.
So there you have it... I hope this helps someone somewhere, somehow.
Peace and love.
I would still find Bitcoin very interesting if it continued to crab at $25k indefinitely because it has a number of other useful properties that make it worth studying: Trustless, censorship resistant, seizure resistant, portable, private (when executed correctly), etc.
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I’m in it for the sound money to end the fed
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I came for the money and stayed for the money, no greater reminder than living under double-digit inflation lol Sound money that can be distributed across space and time instantly is a tech in itself and we have yet to take full advantage of it
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thanks for sharing. don't have anything profound to say but just want to say peace and hope you find the right next step.
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Thanks 🙏 appreciate the time you took to say that :) same to you…
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Who is in Bitcoin to make money is a moron, just a fiat maxi that want to fool more people. Bitcoin is much more than just money (exchange value for goods and services).
Bitcoin is FUCK YOU MONEY. Bitcoin is FUCK BANKS AND GOVS. Bitcoin is freedom. Bitcoin is energy.
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I'm here for the money. Sound money (first time in human history) :)
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Besides, we still measure Bitcoin's market cap in dying, depreciating currencies
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Thanks for sharing
Hope you can be working a fulfilling job doing what you love & financially set in the next few years.
Have patience & keep stacking
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Hey! Thanks. Appreciate that :)
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Unless you are independently wealthy than I think almost everyone is partly in it for money to buy food, water, and shelter.
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It sounds to me like you're a good person with your heart in the right place.
But it also sounds like you haven't found the right balance between giving value and receiving value.
The only thing more valuable than Bitcoin is your time. But it's perfectly okay to sell some of your time so that you can pay rent and buy food.
Think of it this way, you're going to be most effective at helping others if you've got your own life in order first. Having an income really helps. Having some savings is even better. It's not sad to want to reduce your anxiety around being homeless.
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Nothing wrong with being risk-averse.
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I'm a technologist and I'm not in it for the tech. It was never just about the technology. It's also not a get-rich-quick scheme. Bitcoin is an idea, that we don't need authorities to have electronic cash. We do build some mighty fine tech, tho.
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Nice share. Keep your head up. It won't rain forever. It seems you have overcome a lot and still standing tall. Keep going. Until you fully self-sufficient get a "silly job" that pays the bills, be a "yes man" with a smile for a while, one have to be sometimes. Deep down you know what's right. Keep fostering your ideas, never give up. Many today's startups or tech millionaires started that way. I personally don't give a hoot what others think or say. Do your thing and listen to your gut (not people). You can be in it for both. Just feed the good wolf in you more than the bad one :-) Peace Out !
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