It's no secret that different people have different kind of needs. What for me is truly valuable, for the rest of the world, and in some cases even for people who are close to you, it might seem as a waste of time, energy and resources. That applies in almost every aspect of life, hence there are different cultures and attitudes. It is also the fundamentals on how our world and in some cases the virtual world also was built.
You still have no clue what I am talking about, right?
Let me give you an example. A few days ago, in this post I tried to explain why the person I share the house and my life with, has no particular interest in joining the Steem community even though she wouldn't have to do anything on her own...She is lucky enough to have an "insider" right in front of her, who would provide her an account and explain her everything she needs to know from scratch, in order to have fun, try something different, and eventually earn cryptocurrencies, all at the same time.
Others would kill for such an opportunity...
She finds it unbelievable that I spend quite a few hours every day, "just to earn a few dollars...if I am lucky", while I could do so much more and be way more "productive." The thing is that she calculates everything in terms of real money, while I only do it in terms of Steem and future value. What that means is that she evaluates her time differently than me.
Does that mean that she's right and I wrong?
It simply means that we don't share the same vision. I guess that this is a side effect of the bear market. You see if the price of Steem was at 8$ just like it was some 22 months ago she would probably think that I am doing the right thing being persistent as the payouts would have been 50x what they are now.
But I wouldn't...because I would earn so much less Steem
That being said, I totally understand the reason why some of the people who used to blog and earn big are no longer here. When people were used to earn, and day after day payouts kept going down as they are bound to the price of Steem, they obviously must have thought that there is no future in this place. They had their chance...and just let it go...Again, does it mean that I am right for still being around now that they are not? Only time shall tell...
So how about you dear reader? According to the statistics only 11K of us are still active. Can you even image? Just 11 thousand people out of the 1.3 million registered accounts...And assuming that you don't belong to that 0.000027% --->~35 whales out of the 1.3 mill "unique" users nor that you've reached "orca" status, for how long will you keep trying?
Does the price mean so much to you right now?
If Steem keep diving till it goes down to 0.01$ will you still be around?
How much is your time worth?
I don't think I have to answer that...I've done it so many times in the past.
Food for thought....Let me know what gives you strength and what's your motive in the comment section below.
Have a great one fellas!