Didn't hit my 5K steps minimum today. Always a bummer when that happens because I can feel how much vastly healthier I am thanks to my Actifit journey. I digress though because I would like to bring up what I think is an important topic here on Steem and also in human behavior, and that is the phenomena that humans partake in by acting differently when they are in groups of other humans. The main one, of course, being judging one another. This has been going on for, well, probably since the dawn of time.
Here I am on the couch, not giving a fuck what you think about my post. That's what makes it mine; I can share it but your reaction is just that, yours. This is how it should be: We are not here to judge each other. I literally just got off work a while ago so hell yeah I'm throwing a selfie post together.
When I first joined Steem back in June of 2017, I was fascinated at how diverse the community was. So many unique humans, all over the world, and they all had something to share. Everybody had a way to contribute, no matter how few would be interested. There would always be at least 1 person you would have an impact on though, and since like-minded people are all being attracted to this empowering platform, it was actually a bit likely that you would find people similar to you.
I will make this next part short as short as possible because I honestly just find it too contradictory and ironic and I have to go to sleep soon... Fast-forward to 2018 and Ingrid and I are at Anarchapulco meeting some of the most incredible and kind people on Earth. I actually found out about my current job while there. One of the people we met there was Kenny aka KennysKitchen here on Steem. He made a community here called TribeSteemUp and when he added Ingrid and I and also our EncryptdCouple account, I thought it was the coolest thing ever, a community abundance generator for a group of open-minded individuals who just want to live in a better world. The idea is great, in theory, but in practice, there is money involved, and with money, comes greed. Ingrid and I enjoyed the support of anywhere from $4-$8 upvotes from this account for about 6 months and that ended right around when Anjel was born. JamesC, the whale that made the whole thing happen with a massive delegation, took his delegation back for awhile. This did not affect my posting, the only thing that affected my posting was Anjel being born and I have really posted quite consistently since I joined in 2017. Well now that James re-delegated Kenny decided to start re-organizing TribeSteemUp and basically that meant kicking out everybody that hadn't been posting lately. I thought I was in the clear. Then he posts in the discord he thinks some of us are posting "Facebook quality content". I immediately got enraged when I saw him saying that, judging others. It is absolutely not what a conscious or awakened person would say. And since I was the main person kicked out recently, due to this "1,000 word and you have to be pretending to save the world" rule, I have to assume he was talking about me when he said some people were posting FB quality stuff. Totally ridiculous because I spent years and years being an activist against fluoride (I gave a TEDx Talk about it, you can google "Alex Van Aken Looking Through the Mind's Eye"--It's pretty controversial and I have always thought I might get killed for it) and after years and years of being an activist and having nothing to show for it but years of wasted time and people ridiculing me, I just want to live my life as healthy as possible. That means getting a proper amount of exercise because I already watch my chemical intake and avoid them at all possible, using natural products when I can. Also, thanks to Actifit, I literally went from having pencil-legs to having massive quads and ripped calves. It's insane how much your body can improve after adding more exercise to your life. I am only 24 and I can feel that I was less healthy before Actifit. And basically I was kicked out of TribeSteemUp because I make most of my posts from Actifit. So back when Ingrid and I did Shitcoin reviews, which probably screwed over a lot of people in this bear market, that got rewarded, but now that I promote getting exercise and fresh air, it's straight to the chopping block. It's honestly hilarious at this point because I know I am doing the right thing by promoting HEALTH and not my own selfish interests. As we speak, Kenny is powering down more curation rewards from the TribeSteemUp account to pay himself with via blocktrades, essentially just sucking value from the ecosystem. He also sets the bot to upvote himself more than everybody else. A community isn't a community if there is a central owner who calls the shots and benefits more than all the other members. And you aren't a true Steemian if you are conforming to another party's rules and regulations with your posts. This blockchain is all about freedom of speech and freedom of expression, and lack of judgement and maximizing INCLUSION. I hope you found some of this insightful because you should live life free of worry of what others will think of you. Others' thoughts often only do harm after a certain amount of time. Focus on you and do you. Don't care what others think and just live your life (:
If I was KennysKitchen, I would kick out every TSU member including myself, and just set the bot up to auto-vote all the suffering Venezuelans here on Steem. They probably need it the most out of all of us.
Thanks for reading this long-ass post (if you did) ... I don't even like reading posts this long, myself, but I had a lot I wanted to get off my mind. Cheers everybody!