Cancerous, Distraction, or Smart People Wanting to be Right?
Bitcoin Cash Or Popularity Contest?
Many of those in the Bitcoin Cash community may have noticed a very public argument, or debate, happening all across social media.
Both parties are RIGHT? There is no question that both have potentially genius arguments backing their theories. One could be considered a little more SOFT scientifically/mathematically but is rich in philosophical and psychological reasoning. While the other point of view is very HARD Scientifically/mathematically and proves it is possible but does not take into consideration the philosophical or psychological reasoning as to why "THE EVENT" they are fighting over will most likely never be perpetrated.
Is Public The Best Place for it?
Yes, whether you like our dirty laundry being aired out in public. Everyone in the cryptocurrency community needs to see if we have skid marks in our drawers. We have already seen what the censorship, private email lists, and small private meetings has done to the entire crypto space and if this is not done in public then we will repeat the mistakes we have already made and travel down the wrong path we already traversed.
Public discussion also brings in other points of view, as well as the level heads that will mediate the arguments and guide the people, of the community, to come to some type of consensus. Sometimes a consensus is deciding the issue being discussed is not an immediate threat, unlikely to happen, and probably should be tabled until it becomes a more serious and immediate threat. Some times it will be decided that we all have to come up with an immediate resolution to the issue. Then sometimes it is given as a side project to someone who feels it will become a serious threat, and they might as well start working on a solution. The reason we need the referees is because the parties involved usually can't separate themselves enough from the issues they are debating.
Why do the Smart People Seem so Dumb, Sometimes?
Sometimes in a community you will notice people that are so intelligent, or at least someone you saw as intelligent, all of a sudden look very DUMB. Not because over night they became DUMB, but your perception of the perceived problem, seems, for lack of a better word, insane. I happened to stumble on this article/blog, "8 Ways Smart People Act Stupid," from Author Dr Travis Bradberry, 2 years ago, and changed how I look at, and handle, squabbles that may or may not need a resolution. Read the article to find out WHY each of these are relevant.
- Smart people are overconfident.
- They push people too hard.
- They always need to be right.
- They lack emotional intelligence.
- They give up when they fail.
- They fail to develop grit.
- They multitask.
- They have a hard time accepting feedback.
We Can Only Change Once We Recognize Our Faults.
If you find yourself in an debate and it seems to be getting out of hand. Ask yourself some simple questions.
- Is this issue detrimental, to Bitcoin(cash) if not implemented?
- Has the issue created multiple groups of people arguing the individual points, and do they seem to be drifting apart or coming together with that discussion?
- Will Bitcoin Cash better be served if I move on to something else?
- If someone suggests there is a problem that needs to be solved, but you don't think so, can you ignore them if they start working on a solution for the issue?
- If they solve an issue, that you think didn't need to be solved, will you be willing to implement the solution once peer reviewed?
- Are you willing to listen to the community, not just the people standing behind you egging you on, but the people that are saying it is unimportant, or, god forbid, that you are wrong?
- Can you walk away and keep your mouth shut, or do you have to get the last word in?(Authors note: my biggest problem)
- Are you willing to work together with the person you are arguing with for the good of all the people you are trying to save by getting Bitcoin Cash in the hands of every human on earth?
The Community Might Need to Help
Sometimes it is up to the people of Bitcoin Cash to step up and be a little hated in the community, this is not about my personal feelings, or for that matter my social cred. I have one goal, and that is to make Bitcoin, Cash, again. When I see us veering off course, it is very important, as a member of the community, to do everything in my power to point out that we are being a little childish.
Why Did I Decide To Write This?
I personally do not find myself claiming to be on the same playing field, with these individual's intelligence, in fact I don't even think I made it through the doors of the stadium. This actually puts me at a bit of an advantage. I love to learn, but I'm also not blinded by having a skewed perspective. I go into these debates with a cursory bit of knowledge and then have to research data, to either support one side or the other, neither, or just come to the conclusion "that there are much more important things to worry about."
In my Humble opinion, Tom's timing and content of this post, was obviously pointed towards this discussion, and reading and listening to it prompted me to write, this post. I didn't write this because either of the main "characters," or any of the rest of us(including myself) that have added our two cents are Poisonous, but sometimes our EGO's are.
Did These EGO's Ruin Bitcoin Core?
Are we heading down the same path? Are we so sure of our ideas that we can not admit when we are wrong? Should we just change our name to Adam Back? Maybe Luke Dash Jr.? Are you willing to admit we have already started down the path of thinking we can save Bitcoin(cash) by ourselves?
Maybe we can admit we need each other? Maybe it isn't about Crypto celebrity? Maybe it isn't about being the name behind Bitcoin Cash but being a part of the greatest invention ever given to the human race. We Are All Satoshi. Now act like it.
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