Natasha
38,669°
yes please *thumbs up*
4 days ago
+2
HeatherG
54,564°
What a beautiful place. Yes, please!
2 hours ago
0
AllUncovered
59,225°
Really loved reading your story @otherworldly! It reminds me a bit of the self-fulfilling prophecy principle. People have expectations in all kinds of ways. These are based on the past and the future. How we expect things to go can have a major impact on the outcome of something. If you know that your expectations can lead your behavior so strongly, only then you can do something about this. You ensure that your behavior is not driven by your self-fulfilling prophecy. But the first step is nevertheless awareness. Awareness of your prophecy and your behavior. Only then you can find your blind spots.
7 days ago
+2
Mircea
68,413°
Precisely so, @alluncovered. I had the term "self-fulfilling prophecy in my mind all along. Interesting thoughts and I feel like saying a lot of things on this topic, so I might as well write another post. Thanks for bringing it all up. Being mindful about the expectations that lead your behavior requires a special kind of conscience, where that individual is both open-minded and humble enough to accept his own limitations. Troubleshooting for errors means that you agree there are some errors in your system.
6 days ago
+1
Hopefully we can eliminate the blind spots with hindsight and with experience, though on the path to awareness there may occasionally be learning curves about ourselves. A wise person learns from others, a regular person learns from their own mistakes and a fool never learns.
5 days ago
+3
I enjoy philosophizing about abstracts like value and values and real wealth. Money has assumed value because the masses have been enticed to put their faith in it, although it is intrinsically only a piece of paper in the case of fiat and a list of numbers in the case of crypto. Still it represents something. Fiat is backed only by military power to enforce its value, although it was once backed by gold, another item we all put our faith in though it has very little practical use, relatively speaking. Your primary hypothesis that values have been misplaced is valid and due to the brainwashing of the leaders of our society today, the politicians and bankers. We have been misinformed as to what our true vale is, what is worthy of value and what should be done with our valuable human form of life.
5 days ago
+2
HeatherG
54,564°
Agreed - "money" has value only because we have all agreed as a society that it does. Else, it is nothing but a slip of paper, or a bit of metal.
2 hours ago
0
HeatherG
54,564°
I have no idea, not being any kind of expert in Crypto, but you are right. Currency is inherently valuable only if it is traded/ accepted. Example for those in the US: have you ever tried to spend a Susan B Anthony dollar, or a $2 bill inside the US? They are legal tender issued by the government but were never accepted by the populace and are generally only usable to exchange for goods at USPS or banks.
7 days ago
+4
Since there is so little bitcoin in existence, 18 of the total 21 million, it is considered deflationary. Most bitcoin investors don't want to part with their bitcoin via buying or selling items or services because they would rather keep it as a store of value. Like gold, there is such a limited supply that its better kept as a store of value. Rather trade inflationary fiat, since the longer you keep it, the less it's worth, which is the opposite of bitcoin. That seems to be the logic at the moment. In time, if and when bitcoin price stabilizes around $1 million or whatever, then perhaps it can and will be traded more for goods and services.
7 days ago
+2
kaffe diem
17,049°
A currency by function is a medium to exchange value between 2 or more people. It doesn't functionally store value and any speculation and trading on any currency is harmful to it's value as a transaction tool. If money did store value, then a bitcoin should contain the value that it is transferring. ie. My single bitcoin contains the value of a pound of salt. Once the receiver extracts the pound of salt from that bitcoin, then bitcoin has a NULL or empty value. Because we try to equate bitcoin to a fiat value, it is doomed to fail. Bitcoin (any currency) is a contract of agreed upon value at the time of transaction or exchange.
5 days ago
+2
Workin
46,028°
Wise words
2 days ago
+1