I was on the beach yesterday in Koh Samui and I a somewhat older German guy started talking to me. I think he was late 60’s and black painted hair with a too big golden necklace in my opinion hahaha. You can’t judge the package from the outside as I learned and I love chatting to all kinds of people so I did. He was talking about so many things that I got dizzy. What he was doing here, bla bla bla and eventually the question came how do you earn money? And bam that was the moment I started talking but my answer was short, “ Bitcoin” . The man started laughing and was like, man thats fake, thats something what will disappear very soon. You and your family will go bankrupt and will end up with nothing. Pointing at his real beautiful and big gold necklace he said, this is worth money and will never go away. Bitcoin isn’t backup up by anything and so it can’t be worth something. Its only for computernerds and will never be accepted as a standard payment method.
I needed to control myself and so I just responded with lets see what the future will bring us. Off course I could have responded in a other way because I really don’t agree with him. The thing is that I have had these discussions many times now and I learned that when people react this aggressively negative they are just afraid off the changes they need to face. I think this is the problem with many people, companies, governments etc. They are so afraid of revolutionary innovations that wil change the future that their first reaction is aggressively negative.
The same way they reacted when internet came in the 90’s. It was just for criminals and porno and they where sure that nobody would send all there post by e-mail in the near future. Maybe office Clercqs and nerds would use email but not the average person. Watching television on a mobile was never going to be possible and was just for star wars movies. Looking at the earth or even streets with google maps was a ridiculous idea and could only be seen if you were an astronaut. I could mention 1000 things like this and so could you. It seems tat every time a revolution is born the first few years 80% of people fight against it and 20% of the people understand that it will change the world and support it.
Why is this ? Why do people always fight against the unknown? Why do people not embrace the unknown and live by the day and support innovative exiting new things?
FEAR is the answer. People lost contact with their inner-self and are just to afraid to follow their guts of which they know it is right in most of the cases. This is something that schools should teach our children. They should teach our children how to feel and how to live life and embrace exiting new things instead of walking around like small Robots repeating what third parties told them. Kids should be taught to use their creativity and passion instead of suppressing it and replacing it with lust for materialism. When Kids finish schools they think they are only successful when they have the best job, a big house, a few cars and 1.000.000 instagram followers that want the same life. Is this really how we want our kids to be ?
To be clear I am not blaming the schools for this fear, that is rooted deeply inside all of us, but schools could make a difference and start changing their approach. Our children have the future is a saying and thats why we chose to show our children a different life and we just hope they will follow and pass this on to their children. And yes of course I understand that we are part of those 20% in the world that embrace new things but we think blockchain, crypto and many other applications on this amazing technology will soon contribute to a shift in these percentages. More and more people will realize that life can be lived different.
Blockchain and Crypto are real game changers. I understand the old German guy and I feel his fear but he and many other people need to understand that blockchain and crypto are here to stay and will change this world like the industrialization and the internet did. Just take some time every day to read about how crypto and blockchain are changing things and just google a bit and see how many websites, companies, foundations, shops etc are being build because of crypto and blockchain. read about how big companies like Expedia, Microsoft, Virgin, Wikipedia, Tesla , Subway and Shopify already accept crypto as a payment method. Why would they do this ? Because they think it is something that will soon disappear? And please understand that all the negative news is needed to slow down this (r)evolution so everybody has time to adapt to this new technology.
Believe me this change will even be bigger than the internet and will influence our lives in a way than we can’t imagine at this point.
But what are we so afraid of and what can we loose ?
Yes off course you can loose some money but there also is a chance you will win some because of crypto. More importent is that you will win freedom, independency and control of your own money by supporting this crypto revolution
Just question yourself if this 2nd car, new laptop, life savings plan or bigger house is so important ? Or is it more important that you support our freedom, independency and control on money? Maybe you should diversify a bit and invest a % of your capital in crypto or buy a cheaper 2nd car so you won’t miss this boat, or train, no let’s call it a spaceship that soon will launch and change our world.
Start opening doors and look behind them to see what is there instead of waiting in front of this closed door because you are afraid that if you walk through, that ……… ………. Yes tell me how should I end this sentence? What are you afraid of, if you walk through this door?
Are you afraid that if you close the door, everything you left behind, will be gone if you return ?
Are you afraid that the door doesn’t open again if you want to go back ?
Nothing will change, you will only discover that after every choice you can make new choices again and again and again.
I really don’t understand this FEAR but it must feel like for example bungee jumping. You are climbing up that stairs and then at the top and even if you know nothing can go wrong but you still you get a bit afraid of jumping (yes there is a small risk that the rope will break). You feel the tension building up and a crazy feeling in you stomach and your mind starts to play games with you and you start talking to yourself. You start doubting to jump or just walk back. But then you jump and feel this amazing feeling of joy without thinking of anything else. Just joy and you are proud you did it. So yes new things can be scary but most of times if you take the step the result is amazing. Now the same situation, you again walk up this stairs and at the end you don’t jump because of fear. Your friends do jump and afterwards tell you how amazing it was. How do you feel then ?
With crypto there is no chance the rope brakes and that you die but just a chance that you loose some money. As you probably know money comes and money go’s. Yes we as a family took a huge jump and I am not telling you to do the same, but we just think that if it go’s wrong we can always start over again and start a new adventure. We were not afraid of opening this door and looking behind it and we were sure we didn’t want the things that we left behind. We wanted a new life. Maybe that’s what made it more easy for us.
Lucky later that day on the beach I met some dutch guys and girls, around 29 years old from Rotterdam and The Hague (den haag). Ik chatted with them as well about crypto and they understood the need and meaning of crypto and have way less fear and even now one or two things about it. Man that I could chat some dutch about crypto made my day hahahaha. Oh yeah and not to forget the hand reading fortuneteller on the beach who offered to read my hand. I said, sorry I don’t have money, only bitcoin and even he new about bitcoin and what it was and was positive about it. So at the end of the day I had a satisfied feeling of more and more people knowing what Bitcoin is and even understanding the importance of it.
Yep, just a typical day on the beach which used to be so relaxt but now not a day go’s by that somebody speaks to me about Bitcoin and to be honest I am glad they do.
To the old German guy I just wanna say;
Wir werden sehen wie der Zukunft aussieht aber Bitte hab keinen angst fur neue Sache und verkauf die Golden Kette und kauf Bitcoin davon. Innerhalb ein par Jähr können sie ein par golden Kette kaufen hahaha. ( we will see how the Future will look but don’t fear new things and please sell that golden necklace and buy bitcoin. In a few years you can probably buy many necklaces from the profit.