I just realized that my smoke account crossed the 75,000 threshold which I think is kind of cool because it is growing quite well. While I am sure that there are many out there growing at a much faster rate than myself, what is great for me is that it hasn't been through posting that much but, rewarding others. I feel that this is a much healthier way for the community to develop long term even though it does mean that relatively, I wouldn't have taken advantage of maximization of earnings.
One of the goals for me in all of this crypto process is of course to get some level of financial independence for myself (not necessarily in the traditional sense) and those I care about but, I am not the kind of person who is after a Lambo and a jet-setting lifestyle. What I hope is that more and more people come into the space and can adequately benefit without the need to maximize their value as that is how the word has got into the shape it has.
Yes, projects themselves can compete for space in the attention economy by being their best but people can be their best while helping others develop too. When it comes to scarcity of resources, currently the world has a great deal to offer but distribution of it is extremely poor. I think we can do better but it takes a paradigm shift in individuals to allow this to happen.
Of course, that is difficult to do considering we all are living in a world contaminated by an attitude of maximization and competition to have more than others, despite the costs. In a globalized world of complex supply chains, maximization of profits always leads to the most vulnerable being taken advantage of and enslaved. Well, slave masters are somewhat enslaved also as their position depends on the oppression of others, they are not free, just in a prettier cage while turning a blind eye to the harm they cause but still inextricably linked to all others.
Anyway, that can be for some other time.
On side note, I am glad that the interface and options for various paths is developing on smoke and while I would love some night mode action, this is shaping up to be a very interesting project.
Have a nice day.