Sprayers, Naysayers and Layers
The Steem world we occupy is a beautiful place. It has a few issues sure but, all in all it is working as it should be; like a big ecosystem of unrelated people who each have their motivations, aspirations and methodology of satisfying their goals. It is a goddam mess. I love it.
I have spoken about Steem being a microcosm representation of the real world and each day that becomes more of a reality as the ecosystem continues to grow. Here is a visualization by top witness @gtg that I like as it shows the organic nature of the Steem blockchain as it grows:
I stole this from his post 3 days ago that explains what is represented and what is not:
It DOES NOT include such awesome projects as: SteemMonsters (by @aggroed and @yabapmatt), D.Sound (by @prc), DTube (by @heimindanger), SteemPeak (by @asgarth, @dmytrokorol and @jarvie), and many, many, more.
Yes, the Steem world is not only increasing but, it is breaking the barriers between the artificial microcosm and the larger 'real' world each day as more and more projects and users find ways to bring the outside in and, push the inside out. At some point, the inner core of Steem will be invisible, like a tree house built and overgrown by a jungle. Most using the infrastructure two or three years from now may be so far removed from the central system, Steem as we know it today seems like a legend of old, like Beowolf
In the current world there are all types of personalities and realities as well as expectations on the way things should be but, the universe is at play. There is no should, there is possible and impossible and what is impossible today may be possible tomorrow. Potential to turn the impossible into possible takes change in the system. Stagnancy in movement is the supporter of status quo, keeping what is impossible that way.
Churning the waters however brings new organisms to light that can grow and connect and create their own fractals of light in @gtg's visualization. A new project can be born and once relaeased to a wider audience, evoke new thoughts and ideas and in so doing change results. The process of all creation is basic: thought, word action.
And, in this community we have a lot of thoughts and, a lot of words which when pushed out, when read, considered, absorbed can lead to a mass of action that moves the waters, creates ripples and waves that seem predictable to some until a thousand more pebbles are cast in, along with a few rocks and boulders. It is near impossible to know where this will all lead but, it is travelling somewhere, always.
There are the Sprayers of the positive view as if the future is guaranteed a success. This may inspire but also sets the audience up for disappointment through expectation as, How far away is soon? There are the Naysayers who only see the negatives and although they feel they are being realists, they have overbalanced their weighting, they look narrow and exclude what doesn't fit into their world view.
For me, this is all about layers, many sheets stacked one atop the last but not directly upon. The edges over lap to build into manuscripts or, fall away, crumpled into balls near the bin. None is more or less important though as each plays a part in building the pile of resources, adding to the growing conversation upon the Steem blockchain, immutably. The words and actions of one can inspire the thoughts of many which become new words and new actions to continually push outward on the walls.
Many here don't see the layers because they stay reading the sheets of paper they have been handed, they don't shuffle through and pick up a pile from another corner of the table. It doesn't matter though, not everyone needs to be interested in the big picture or, even in the medium sized frame. There is space to stay narrow here too.
But, it is good to remember that this place is large, impossibly large at times and no matter how well you think you know how it operates, there are corners unseen, projects ongoing, changes happening. And if one gets too comfortable knowing what is known, the changes go unnoticed until they have an effect, they encroach on experience and affect thoughts, inspire words, change action again.
For me, I find it beautiful, including the ugly and, there is plenty of ugly to be seen. All of the layers are constantly interacting with each other, pushing each other, creating new stories laterally and vertically through the blockchain and becoming new experiences, new realities for us all. If you are here and your life is yet to be affected by being here, you must be asleep, you must not be paying any attention whatsoever as in this space, there is possibility and in this space there is the potential to make more impossibilities a reality. For some, the chances are good, others slim but, this is the way life evolves and, there are always surprises in store.
Sprayer, naysayer or surfer of layers, there is something for everyone and it is continually expanding. Experience isn't just what happens to you, it is also what you make from it. Are you experienced, what are you going to do with it?
[ a Steem original ]