These days I've been thinking a lot about what I really want from my Professional career. I thought that all I ever needed is to secure a stable and reliable job that meets my family living requirements. But as I got older, this voice in my head kept saying that a core part of me wasn't being fullfilled.
That voice was very muffled, which part exactly was missing? Well if my time in therapy thought me anything, is that whenever in doubt remember your values, and indeed that's what I did. Freedom is a non-negatioble value to me, everybody should feel free do pursue whatever they please with the clear boundary that you won't do to others what you don't want to be done to you. Easy enough most people live by this everyday, but how to prevent malicious behaviour such as a government probably going after you if needed be, for any reason they're ideology at the time seem to fit or just because it can.
That's exactly when I found The problem that I wanted to solve. There should not be such power that could dictate the way we live or interact with one another.
In our increasingly digital world, the issue of data ownership has become a pressing concern. Our personal information, our preferences, our habits, and our interactions are all being tracked, stored, and often sold. Yes, we give our consent, but the reality is, we often don't realize the extent to which we are the product. We don't fully understand the implications of the data we share, and we certainly don't have the power to set limits on what kind of data we want to share.
This is not freedom. This is not the world for my child. The thought of any entity having such control over our lives is unsettling. It's a dystopian reality that we are slowly but surely moving towards, and it's a reality I refuse to accept.
We are lured in by the convenience of these digital tools, but at what cost? I would rather pay a recurring or set bill than to share all my life secrets, constantly creating evidence against myself for the use of whoever gets their hands on the data. The current model of data ownership is not just flawed, it's fundamentally unjust, and it's a problem that needs to be addressed.
This is where my calling comes in. I realized that my professional career, my personal values, and my vision for a better world could all align in one direction - the decentralized web. The decentralized web, is a new paradigm where users own their data. It's a world where privacy is not an afterthought, but a fundamental right. It's a world where freedom is not just a value, but a built-in feature.
"Furthermore, since the faculties of human beings are by nature diverse and unequal, an inequality of condition arises naturally from an equal right to liberty of every man. In this way, property rights and free markets, concluded Mercier, are a social order that is natural, evident, simple, immutable, and conducive to the happiness of all." Ruthbard, Murray N.
As an Optimistic father, I feel a deep responsibility to contribute to this vision. I want to be part of the movement that ensures a world where they have control over what is naturally theirs. I want to help onboard people to this new web, to educate them about the importance of ownership, truth, and to provide them with the tools they need to protect their freedom.
The objective is clear - to onboard as many people as possible to the decentralized web. But it's more than just understanding the value of their data and knowing how to protect it. It's about introducing them to a new form of economy, one that is more reliable and transparent than what we currently have.
The first step in this journey is to address the limitations of our current financial system. Traditional government-issued currencies, while familiar, have their drawbacks. They can be subject to inflation, governmental control, and are often tied to the economic health of a single country.
On the other hand, cryptocurrencies, a key component of the decentralized web, offer several advantages. They are global, not subject to control by any single entity, and their value is not tied to the economy of any one country. Because of it's digital nature, They can also be have self-enforced parameters like a limits on supply.
This is not a small task. It requires education and advocacy. But I am ready for the challenge. I am ready to dedicate my professional career to this cause. I am ready to answer the calling.
I am filled with a sense of purpose. I know that the road ahead will be challenging, but I also know that it will be rewarding. I am ready to face the obstacles, to learn from my mistakes, and to grow both professionally and personally.
I am not just a 33-year-old father. I am a visionary, an advocate, and a pioneer. I am someone who is willing to fight for a world where freedom and data ownership are guaranteed. This is my calling. This is my mission. And I am ready to answer it.
In the end, it's not just about onboarding people to the decentralized web. It's about creating a world where everyone has the freedom to control their own virtual data. It's about making sure that the voice in my head, the one that calls for freedom and fairness, is not just heard, but echoed in the actions I take and the change I help bring about.
This is my calling. This is my contribution to the world. And this is the legacy I hope to leave.
_"Toward a better world To build a better world, we must have the courage to make a new start. We must clear away the obstacles with which human folly has recently encumbered our path and release the creative energy of individuals. We must create conditions favourable to progress rather than ‘planning progress’. It is not those who cry for more ‘planning’ who show the necessary courage, nor those who preach a ‘New Order’, which is no more than a continuation of the tendencies of the past 40 years, and who can think of nothing better than to imitate Hitler. It is, indeed, those who cry loudest for a planned economy who are most completely under the sway of the ideas which have created this war and most of the evils from which we suffer. The guiding principle in any attempt to create a world of free men must be this: a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy."_ from Road to Serfdom, Hayek, Friedrich A.