Sometimes I regret the day that I first heard about crypto

Sometimes I regret the day that I first heard about crypto.

Sometimes I look back with homesick to the peaceful state of mind of just earning money with a job I love.

Why I couldn’t settle with this idea? How come we are always looking for more?

I regret the day that I learned about Bitcoin, Ethereum and other altcoins,

about ICO’s, IEO’s, graphs, whales and mining.

This isn’t who I am? Will this be the primary focus for the rest of my life?

I long for the day that I don't even think about checking my portfolio.

I long for the day when I don’t think about a bull or bear market when I see my son coloring with green and red.

I long for the day that I’m not so naïve to think that I will buy a Volkswagen California with crypto money.

I long for the day that I don’t think about writing down everything that happens in my life on a blockchain-based blogging website.

I long for the day that I prefer to talk to real people instead of preparing my next magnus opus.

Will those days ever come back?

And then I think,

those days are the best thing that can happen to me.

Then I realize that I only invested money that I can afford to lose.

Better yet, I'm lucky enough to not have to invest money that I can't afford to lose.

Then I realize that I’m lucky to be educated enough to not believe that every coin is going to the moon.

Then I realize that I have two fantastic and healthy children,

and a supporting and lovely wife.

Then I realize I will never be a trader and I’m perfectly fine with it.

Then I realize some people really regret the day they first heard about crypto.

I’m just lucky enough to consider it as a game.

A game that I just love to play.

A game that's purely incidental.

A game that has to remain a sideshow.

It's just a game.