Rule IV: Notice That Bitcoin Lurks Where Monetary Responsibility Has Been Abdicated
A reimagination of “Beyond Order” by Jordan Peterson through the lens of Bitcoin.
This writing mirrors the exact chronological structure of Beyond Order; offering perspective through a Bitcoin lens. This is part four of a 12-part series, and reading the book adds a second dimension. All quotes credited to Jordan Peterson. All reflections inspired by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Make Yourself Invaluable
“What is left undone is often risky, difficult, and necessary. But that also means — does it not? — that it is worthwhile and significant.”
Bitcoin is risky for nocoiners who have not done their research,difficult for newcomers trying to learn and necessary for those who understand. Polarizing controversy is by definition significant, and Bitcoin is polarizing. The deep divide over the existence of Bitcoin validates its legitimacy as something worthy of exploration.
“It appears that the meaning that most effectively sustains life is to be found in the adoption of responsibility.”
Owning bitcoin is the act of adopting full ownership and accountability. Bitcoin rewards patience, teaches responsibility and nourishes curiosity. Einstein described compound interest as the eighth wonder of the world,and bitcoin to date compounds at 200% annually. This single asset offers normal people a path to retirement – just what saving the dollar had once represented. An asset you could bank on. Today’s dollar is a short-term holding bin that must be invested in order to reach retirement.
Responsibility And Meaning
“You must risk something that matters.”
Talk is cheap. The only way to have skin in the game is to actually own Bitcoin. Everything else is academic. To quote Nassim Taleb, “Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.”
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