"The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It"

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Abraham Lincoln gets credit for saying this. Whether he actually did or not really matters none. What is important is that we understand the concept especially now that we are involved in cryptocurrency.

Most of us are accustomed to being passive in life. That is not meant as a knock. The reality is, within the present system, few of us have much influence. Most of our lives are dictated to us. We do not realize this until we step back and focus upon how controlled we truly are.

Whether it comes from parents, friends, co-workers, employers, or the government, we are regularly told what we can or cannot do. This holds true throughout our day where people are always vying for our attention, usually in a manner that is befitting to them.

Consider the plight of work. There is always someone to please. As an employee, we are told what to do and when. We experience very little freedom in this environment. Being a business owner means even having less since one is always at the whim of customers, suppliers, and, ironically, the employees. As the say, the owner is the only one who cannot quit.

All of this leads to a feeling of helplessness. For the majority of us, we operated in a realm where our sphere of influence was rather limited.

That all changed when we entered cryptocurrency.

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The Wild West Is Open

Many compared the world of cryptocurrency to the Wild West. Certainly, the early days show some of the same characteristics. We are looking at a realm that is not truly developed, going in many different directions at one time. In short, it is "uncivilized".

Here is where we see opportunity. The early adopters can not only benefit greatly from what is taking place but also influence the direction things take. Suddenly people are finding power they never had before.

The entire cryptocurrency market is roughly 220 million people. It is safe to say the majority of people involved are doing it passively. They put up a bit of money to buy a particular token and watch it appreciate. This is what most of the people are doing since they look at cryptocurrency as a financial instrument.

Those that look beyond this can see where they can have a larger impact. Here is where Lincoln's saying enters the picture. By taking an active role, we are actually helping to create the future. Our efforts are what assists in the shaping of how things are going to look years down the road.

Consider this Tweet.

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We know the bankers are extremely powerful. At the same time, it is evident they are the types that truly shape the future. However, looking at this Tweet, we notice something interesting.

Not only is the bank offering a DeFi service, it is actually building upon it. This is much different than simply adding to the bank's offerings. The 3rd largest bank in France is not developing upon a DeFi platform.

Think about those who were involved in the laying of that foundation. They built something that altered the direction of a major bank. Of course, if it is good for one, others are sure to follow.

Hard To See The Impact

Certainly, the developers of that platform did not likely envision a bank like Societe Generale utilizing what they were building. Yet that is exactly what happened. In short, they helped to create the future.

The point is that each of us are doing this in our own way.

We often hear people discussing the idea of marketing, like it is the responsibility of another. This is a prime example of taking a passive approach to things.

Instead of viewing everything through that prism, we need to embrace the power that is upon us. Like the developers of Maker, we are all empowered to some degree that could have a large impact down the road.

The challenge is that it is not easy to see the effect in the moment. What we are doing now might not change much for another year or two. The feedback loop can often be long. For this reason, it is often a grind. We focus upon thousands of activities, not knowing which will have the major impact.

Of course, when this is done at a collective level, we can see how much of a difference there is. Bitcoin is the epitome of this. The early days were filled with proponents of the technology. Those people believed in the cause and were willing to do whatever they could to aid in it. Few were passive about what was taking place. Instead, they spend each day helping to mold the future.

Today, we clearly see the results of that. There is little doubt about how their efforts are now compounded by much bigger ones. That was not the case in those embryotic days.

It is often difficult to see our hand in things. For this reason, it is best to remember that we do have a responsibility in what takes place. As they say, with power comes responsibility. We are no different than the early proponents of Bitcoin. While the industry is much larger, it is still very small compared to where it is going.

We all want to know where things are going. The secret is to help forge the path that is taken. We each do this with our active involvement in different projects. Every action moves things in a particular direction. Couple enough of those actions together and we see how things can change over time.

It is time to pick up the power that is bestowed upon us and start to create the future of cryptocurrency. The numbers are on our side with this one.


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If there is something you like, you can just create an alternative. As the crypto market is the wild west, it's the best time to create the future. There isn't going to be huge massive government organizations regulating what you can or can't do. The only thing you can blame is yourself if it fails but I don't see why people would refuse your solution if it's that appealing.

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We are all a part of where this is going. People can embrace that and help to push it forward.

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This is why I try to get people involved with Hive -- they see crypto differently once they're able to get directly involved and have an impact on real projects. It's too bad that with congestion and gas fees on ETH, it's not so easy to get that experience there.

That is true. People can jump in, get active, and have more impact upon their financial future along with where things are heading with cryptocurrency.

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Not just the numbers… life is on our side. The constant of change, the evolutionary force that drives everything is on our side.

Nothing stops the future and this tech is that.

Maybe the entire universe is accelerating.

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I knew it was commonly held in the scientific community that the universe was expanding, but accelerating seems like a new concept to me, even though it would make sense as everything explodes outward and begins to congeal into larger masses it would pick up momentum in a vacuum.

This sounds like a rabbit hole I'll end up lost in soon.

Agree or at least do actual activity for it

I believe that only me can limit myself, nobody or nothing else will. nothing actually stops the future, the future is what we make of...I'm painting my future with crypto.

Our mind does have a great impact upon our outcomes.

Many do not believe they can do things so they do not.

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I believe you, the best way to predict the future is to create.
crypto currency owner just predict what's happening in the world they create BTC and others. BTC being the first Crypto currency in the world,has senior many altcoin that's now following their footsteps

Means is good to predict the future if you can.Now the owner of BTC are now compounding their interest.
Thanks for the article.

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Each time we are leaving a comment, perhaps we are helping, in a small way, to shape the future.

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Yes Thank you.

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I was having a conversation with some people the other day about cryptocurrency and this really fit. They were pretty new to the whole thing and I was explaining some of my positions. They were shocked and asked "so I just buy xxx and I am set". I had to go all the way back to the beginning and explain to them how specific moves I had made all led up to where I am now. I feel like that is the whole creating your own future idea. If I hadn't started blogging on STEEM all those years ago, who knows where I would be....

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"so I just buy xxx and I am set".

If it is the right one, then yes. Of course, there is a lot of dogs out there.

Hive offers so many ways for us to influence what is taking place. It is so exciting to watch people grow with all that is happening.

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For the majority of us, we operated in a realm where our sphere of influence was rather limited, That all changed when we entered cryptocurrency.

Truth is, even streams of income, ways to earn, actual jobs and whatnots, all this made people limited because they do not have the control over the means to make certain decisions that might even influence their future or their lives. It totally changed with crypto.

Off topic: what I like about quotes from wise men is that decades later they are still as fresh as when they were first said. Pure genius I would say. If Lincoln would be alive today he would definetely be pro crypto lol

I agree with you, u can't predict the future without creating it

I will save this quote in my notes
You are right, It is not only about crypto but in all fields of life and those which are called Market Makers playing around this point very well


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certainly a bit of information and eager to help make it happen

I also see both the good and less than ideal opportunities for us to craft our own Wild West future. Opportunity is definitely there. However, we must also be mindful of those that would muddy the water, too. I'm glad to be here on Hive learning from the community at large. Cheers!

nice new

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Only the financial eyes will understand the manifest.
For others life as always, complaining...
Great information to delve in, kudos.

I have to say the info we have here will help many
to transition and prepare for this avalanche.

!BEER

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That quote has almost become one of those cliché quotes but its meaning is still pretty obvious.

The fact that we're still considered early adopters of cryptocurrency always blows my mind. I mean with all this hype there are only 220 million people involved and mostly passively. The best is yet to come.

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