How Bitcoin Can Alter Our Psychology

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This is an audio version of a live Toastmasters speech I conducted on "How Bitcoin Can Alter Our Psychology." It is a condensed version of a speech I will deliver to an audience at the Nexus conference next week.

"Money is a powerful drug; it is psychologically stimulating. It motivates and invigorates people. But it also stresses them out. It can be the cause of great joy or great woe. It is pervasive. Yet it is also resides underground, within the undulating ocean of the unconscious, to be left unappreciated or unacknowledged. Money is hated and condemned, and at the same time cherished and celebrated.

Many people see money as outright evil, as the catalyst of unending greed. It has thus assumed this suspicious shape over time and has been molded into a taboo topic. It has been considered so devilish that it spurred Ayn Rand to eloquently rise to its defense. In Atlas Shrugged, through the voice of Francisco D’ANconia, she said,

'So you think that money is the root of all evil?” said Francisco d’Anconia. “Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?'


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holly cow, this is so well written. I think of money as financial freedom, to have the ability to live the life you want and to be able to move freely and enjoy the world.

I do agree though, the lack of money or greed of it can cause great woes.

thanks for making me think. :)

Thank you, but the text only provides a fragment of the full thought. Please click on the Dtube video link to listen to my speech.

ahh will do! Thank you!

Society without money concept , all barter ?

All barter is great, but it does not facilitate easy exchange of value. That is the reason a money economy was developed. I am not saying a society cannot also engage in barter, though. I personally love it.

@sterlinluxan Awesome posts sir... I thoroughly concur along with you. Adore it..

All exchanges are great👌👌👌👌👌I personally love it.👌👌👌👌👌