Midnight mixers and mixups

in hive-174578 •  2 months ago 

It is after midnight now and is still relatively light out and the sun should be rising again in about three hours. I like this time of year a lot - although it was quite different when younger as the weekends in bars meant that it felt like it was never night at all, as entry in was when the sun was up, and the sun was up upon exit too.

It is a bit of a tag team special tonight as while the party continues on across the road with the neighbors, our daughter is asleep at home and someone of course has to be here with her, just in case. The other couples have older children who can stay up later as well as do the sleepover thing, but it is still probably a couple years away before that happens for us.

My wife is over there now, as I went to the sauna with the guys while she put @smallsteps to bed and then came home for the shift change. I have had a couple drinks and am probably a little tipsy and will break the cardinal rule, don't drink and blockchain. From the behavior of some people, I don't think they follow this rule often.

I am guessing that this might not be my longest post.

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A colleague the other day was saying how she thinks that people are losing touch with locations, disconnecting from spaces and no longer building anything of permanence. I agreed with her, but also disagreed. She is noticing it now because the trend is wholesale and so obvious, to those who pay attention, but the swing has already started to push back.

I explained to her that while a lot of people fear the repercussions of leaving a mark on the world (so to speak), a small group of early movers are looking to create their spaces, take responsibility and own them. Even on Hive, there a people who are fearful of the idea of immutability of the blockchain, while there are others who welcome the fidelity it offers. I used the example of myself who has created a type of baby book on Hive for my daughter to hopefully get a better understanding of her early life through my eyes. The house can burn to the ground, nations can come and go - but the chances of my gift surviving is pretty good.

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I do agree that we are more disconnected than we have ever been however and I think that this has been driven by the quest of individualism and the advancement of technology so that we no longer have to rely on others much, as we can buy the goods and services without needing to build a relationship or understand people at all. In many corners of the world now, community is dead and has been replaced by the sense of autonomy, while being even more reliant on others, but they go unrecognized - Like a ridiculous coffee order that no one in their right mind would make the effort to prepare at home, but they act as if it is life or death - especially if it there is an error in the order. We have become absurd.

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But. I think that we (or a small group of society) are slowly pulling back from the extremes of absurdity and starting to ask the right questions. Instead of mindlessly consuming whatever our favorite drug of choice media distributor tells us, we are investigating the value of the purchase and in so doing, diving into the belly of economics, how it works and most importantly for the change process to happen, how it affects us.

Even with a shallow wade through the cesspool that is the world of organized finance, we can start to connect the dots between the mechanics of the system, how and where it extracts from and drives value to and the impact this has on the global society in which we live, all the way down to us, the individual.

It is an interesting thing to note just how many people think that they are self-made or independent, without recognizing that they are just another cog in the machine, a conduit for value to move through and into the hands of a fraction minority. It is also interesting to note how many believe that they are victims of the machine, without recognizing that it is they themselves who keep opting into the status quo, the conditions that cause them to suffer.

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Just because it is likely impossible for most people just to opt-out of the current system completely and the benefits might never be seen personally, it doesn't mean there isn't value in making small steps toward a better future. The system that is in place hasn't happened in a lifetime, it has been a movement over the space of centuries and much of it is incremental and unplanned. People are just incentivized to maximize themselves and when an opportunity presents to make gains, we take it.

The problem is that we have a hierarchy of what we hold as important and we nearly always choose an economic gain for ourselves, over a social gain for the whole. We want the best for our own children, while reducing the potential and possibility of other's children - and then wonder how we end up in such a conflicted and polarized society. One of the universal positions is that we all want the best for our family and people like us - it is just a pity that we separate ourselves on absurdities, rather than see how similar we all are globally.

Maybe it is when we start staking ground as ours in a space that has unlimited real estate and the potential to grow endlessly, we will discover that even our greatest differences can co-exist and perhaps, even come together to catalyze and innovate the world in which we live.

Every innovation starts with a change of mind, yet when was the last time your mind changed? Do you look to have your mind changed, or want to have what you already believe reaffirmed? If you would like to have a different experience in life now than what you currently have, what is stopping you? Do you think that it is something you can influence, or do you believe you have no agency because of a past outside of your control?

Well, maybe this wasn't so short.

Taraz
[ Gen1: Hive ]

Remember, don't drink and blockchain, as who knows what you might wind up writing.

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Reaffirmed obviously, having your mind changed means you might have been wrong and being wrong is something to be avoided at all costs, we've been though this many times ;D

You can drink and blockchain if you're going to be philosophical, maybe not the best idea if you get angry at everyone and everything and let the entire world know in no uncertain terms XD

having your mind changed means you might have been wrong and being wrong is something to be avoided at all costs, we've been though this many times

This is why I make sure I am always right, by avoiding any kind of cognitive dissonance. :)

You can drink and blockchain if you're going to be philosophical, maybe not the best idea if you get angry at everyone and everything and let the entire world know in no uncertain terms

I am a happy drunk, thankfully. I know some people who definitely are not....

I was actually thinking yesterday that I will see final pavlova pictures soon. Wonderful!

I think it is very good to not be so narrow minded in the idea of focusing solely on one's family. If we will think on a larger scale of things, we will notice the similarities. What point to be wonderful with your own kid and then ignore or be mean with others? Creating a better society, where there is a collective purpose of achieving good things could replace the excessive individualism which took over the world. It all starts from our own attitude spreading it to other people.

What point to be wonderful with your own kid and then ignore or be mean with others?

It is a strange position that many of us take, just maybe not directly. "Children are our future", but we still want cheap clothes, even if it comes from child labor.

It can't change overnight, but it can with small steps.

I agree. I actually would encourage people to buy more second hand clothes rather than always new ones. At least I do and it does add up in savings and also in being more careful with consumption

In today’s world everyone thinks about themselves. It’s nothing wrong to do so. Life has become tough and competitive. Everyone just wants to pull you down. So I completely agree with your views.

And yes drinking and blogging is not advisable but I would love to try it out someday. Wake up the next morning and look at the response. Haha.. 😆

People should think of themselves, they should also think of the society they want to live in and what their role is in that.

And yes drinking and blogging is not advisable but I would love to try it out someday. Wake up the next morning and look at the response. Haha..

Give it a go ;D

As it is the weekend I might just give it a try 😋

I think about it sometimes, but I kind of also like being a cog in the machine. You see cogs are protected. They have dips to the left and dips to the right, and no two cogs ever come together.

I suppose sometimes it would be fun to be a shoe or a sabot, or even a monkey wrench. Maybe we need more monkey wrenches, to fix the cogs and the wheels, to knock some sense into people, but I like being a cog sometimes, and prefer to keep my noggin intact and free of shoe and monkey wrench dents.

We can control what we think, speak and do. We are in control of our own actions our own choices. People just do not like being told they chose the path they are on. The media, the news, the socialites, the world leaders may have pointed the way, but ultimately the path a person is on was chosen by them.

and no two cogs ever come together.

If the machine is working, but the current one at least isn't - and the gears are get mashed and the gearbox is wearing thin.

and prefer to keep my noggin intact and free of shoe and monkey wrench dents.

Does the wrench get dented? Perhaps we need more wrenches in, but they also have to be the right kind. At the moment, the wrenches are just trying to leverage more power for themselves.

The media, the news, the socialites, the world leaders may have pointed the way, but ultimately the path a person is on was chosen by them.

Most people never come to this realization - or at least, admit it.

It is always someone else who is at fault. I was just following orders, I'm not paid to think, but our government told us, that's not how it is done in the movies. That wont work, we tried it before, your new you'll learn our way. So many excuses to use why would anyone want to face the reality that they chose the path they are on.

I was just following orders, I'm not paid to think, but our government told us, that's not how it is done in the movies.

It is a way to make it "law" and therefore, take away personal agency.

So many excuses to use why would anyone want to face the reality that they chose the path they are on.

I wonder if we will ever get to the point where we have an understanding of this from a young age.

I think we are getting there, I knew from a young age that choices have consequences, I think a lot of people do, they just have a hard time seeing some different choices they could make. Like coming up to a split in the road, turn left or right, those are the choice that 85% of the people see, and they only see those two choices. A few will understand they can turn around. so now 94% see 3 or less choice. A few will be frozen in panic and fear and do nothing that in itself is a choice. So now 97% will see 4 or less choices. The remaining 3% will have a plethora of choices they see.

Some will break out a picnic lunch and watch the show. Some will sit on a fence post waiting to see what direction the winds will blow, still others will strike off on foot along the left or the right path, some might wander off in a totally different direction, some will follow others, and then some will just say screw it rev the engine up and bust through the fence and drive like a maniac.

So much that can happen at the strange intersection, I like to think I would sit and watch for awhile, get board then head off in my own direction, neither leading nor following, just going.

We want the best for our own children, while reducing the potential and possibility of other's children

This is the selfish nature of man but it is what it is. Only a few people understand the concept of selflessness.

Well, maybe this wasn't so short.

It wasn't but a nice read. Although i got lost in some places.

Fridays are always a good time to drink and ease of the stress..

Only a few people understand the concept of selflessness.

Do you think it exists? I don't. The only selfless act is one that is done without any conscious thought or will for an outcome - even if that outcome is just a" thank you"

Fridays are always a good time to drink and ease of the stress..

I barely drink these days. For me, writing eases the stress and I find it more productive at the same time.

That's nice. .

Looks awesome :-) greets from Vienna

Cheers, you guys getting some good weather now?

In Vienna and the alps was rain :D Storm too :-)

Awesome post @tarazkp Thanks for share it :)

Glad you liked it

It is interesting to watch how your thoughts flow, friend @tarazkp :) You try to state something briefly, and then your thoughts flow in a stream here! I admire your inexhaustible source of writing. To answer your question, I would have to write a post! Can I?

Well if you write like this when you are "tipsy", then it shows that your sub-conscience is not in a bad state. Clear coherent writing with no malice in it.

Same cannot be said for others, as they allow allow their real selves to spew up on the pages and the next sober day they rue the things that they said.
I have seen many offering weak excuses and blaming the alcohol.
People can just not take ownership and will always find an excuse.

LOL... Next time, do not drink whatever you are doing. Alcoholic drinks and cigarettes are bad to your health! LOL, I really enjoy reading your articles... It's like I am riding to a car or bike with the strong wind! Hahaha... You're the best...