Those who study Bitcoin deeply, like me, have a somewhat clear grasp of what is wrong in the world. Those who don’t, however, may not understand it exactly, But they can feel that something is not correct.
You don’t need an economist to tell you that things get more challenging year after year, bills pile up, and money doesn’t go as far as it used to. Every new generation owning homes, raising families, and providing education and necessities demands extra effort. Topple all that with wars and conflicts and throw in a global pandemic while you are at it.
We all know or feel at a certain level that the world seems to have gone insane, and everything appears to be worsening. One thing that is so interesting to me, as someone attempting to bring more people into Bitcoin and help them see the root problems of our society at large, is that Bitcoiners tend to be (for the most part) very hopeful. At the same time, those still stuck on fiat have a gloomy view of the times ahead.
I think this is an important note to touch on, we both see the same thing, but the reaction our bodies generate is opposed. Our actions based on that gut reaction send us on entirely different paths. We are trying to fix things in Bitcoin because we think we can. Outside of it, people don’t try because they don’t believe it’s possible.
I’ve always been a massive admirer of mythology and often seek the early stories of our species in search of wisdom. One story, above all, reflects the importance of hope the most. When Pandora opened her box, legend said that all the world’s evils escaped. The only thing she managed to put back in, to save and preserve, was nothing else than hope itself. Hope is the last thing we can afford to give away; once it’s gone, all is lost.
This is not just a beautiful tale; it symbolizes two essential things. Firstly, the system we were born into has beaten people down to resigning and giving up; perhaps no more incredible existential pain can ever be conceived. The situation becomes most dire when people are so defeated that they wonder if it is even worth fighting when they settle for just surviving.
On the other hand, this tale shows us just how vital hope can be and why we cannot lose it, no matter how wrong everything else seems to get. There is a crisis of meaning and cynicism today, which is not easy to escape. For this fact alone, Bitcoin is priceless; no other asset could ever give us this. A chance to wake up excited, to go to work with a smile on our faces, and make us want to try again.
A wise man once said a man who knows his way could endure anyhow. This is why I dedicate my life to teaching and showing everyone the marvels of Bitcoin. Not because I hope to get rich or get millions of online followers; none of that matters. But because it gave me hope when nothing else did and is the only thing that allows me to envision a better future. I’ve known the pains of life, and I, too, had given up. Today I chose to fight with millions of other souls around the globe. Every day, more and more decide to join. I was dreaming the same dream, daring to give it one more shot, against all odds, to set things right once and for all.
This is a guest post by Tomas Villalonga. You can follow him on Twitter @TheArtOfTomas. Opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Satoshi’s Journal or Satoshi’s Entertainment Company.