My name is Dan and I'm stupid

in LeoFinance3 months ago

I'm trying to say why I haven't accessed LeoFinance so far, only because my name is Dan and I'm stupid! I will explain why I characterize myself in this way, in this first post here.

Destiny did to live in Romania and be, according to my age, in the Covid risk group. I'm now on the fourteenth day after the infection and it seems that I'm stronger than the virus, this being the last pleasant surprise I have recently.

I lived most of my life in an isolationist communist regime, and American films seen in harsh conditions were the only information about what life can be like in a democratic and liberal society. I remember this because in this way I want to explain what the statement in the title means. In many movies I've seen Alcoholics Anonymous Associations and that standardized presentation formula: "My name is Joe and I'm an alcoholic." I didn't understand in any way the purpose of this presentation, my mind didn't have the information and the context, it couldn't enlighten me. Because of this, this overused formula only managed to annoy me terribly!

Later, much later, I understood that this means awareness of the disease, of addiction, that it is the first and most important step towards recovery.

So now I can say that I understood and accepted that I was stupid.

I just need to explain why I think so.

First of all, because I didn't believe in cryptocurrencies.

I have to talk about the past again. More than ten years ago, I discovered, once the Internet entered my life, that there is internet marketing, online business and many other possibilities to earn money working from home, on the computer.

These activities took up all my free time and took me from thousands of hours of clicks on PTC sites to affiliate marketing. Years lost and a lot of money lost, the balance was negative and I understood that the vast majority of such programs were just lies and thefts. I think tens of thousands of thieves have become rich on the backs of millions of innocents like me.

The big mistake was that during this time Bitcoin was born, I could see it out of the corner of my eye, I worked on hundreds of programs for others to accumulate Bitcoin. I did not believe in Bitcoin because my job was in a bank and I did not see, it was beyond my understanding that an extremely volatile currency that is not under the control of politics and states will ever be accepted globally.

Thus I lost the possibility to accumulate at an extremely low price, I even collected something but I lost everything believing in all kinds of enrichment schemes.

Of course, this led to pessimism and giving up. In this context, in 2017, I discovered Steemit. That's how my adventure in blockchain and crypto started, but it wasn't the cryptocurrency that attracted me. I was drawn to the opportunity to be rewarded strictly for work and personal skills. This means that until 2019 I didn't even know how to capitalize on Steem, how to change money.

Since the summer of 2017, internet marketing, Facebook or Twitter have disappeared for me. Only Steemit remained. It didn't matter the money, it only mattered the little power I was accumulating drop by drop. During these years I started reading more and more about cryptocurrencies, it was becoming more and more interesting but, at the same time, I am amused by the faith of my colleagues in the future. Bitcoin to the Moon, Steem to be $ 100, at least ...
Now I see that, at least for Bitcoin, it will come true!

Another mistake, I didn't believe in Leo ...

With the introduction of Steem-Engine and many local cryptocurrencies, under Steem, my interest began to grow and my desire to play on the small domestic market. I bet wrong and sold Leo, but where do I get the knowledge and intuition?

I have finally arrived in our day.

Steem is gone, now we have Hive. I continue to do what I have been doing for over three years, I try to write what I like, with much more financial success but with much less commitment. There is fatigue everywhere, except in LeoFinance! More and more people are talking about this community, it seems shocking that Leo has far exceeded the value of Hive, after some hard times in the Leo family!

I avoided going in and looking at what this community means and I can tell you why. Because it is restrictive on the content (of course, their right and their necessary protection), being mandatory content about finance, cryptocurrencies ... and because I don't see myself as a man who has something to teach others in this field.

Then I saw in my feed more and more posts in LeoFinance, more and more friends who post regularly, like @acesontop, @ericah and now @alexvan. They are good at finance but I noticed that you still don't have to be an expert. I see that simple and common sense opinions are also appreciated. I even saw that my friend @acesontop is among the most active in the comments, I understand that it is an initiative launched by @taskmaster4450le (initiative 10), initiative that certainly plays an important role in this incredible engagement.

So today I decided, I access LeoFinance. I buy something Leo for a frost of strength started and I will even try to post with a certain regularity ...

But the main reason is to learn!

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The first impressions after I accessed ... are good, I like to look for information and I have to learn to use. But the big, incredible surprise is about engagement. It is amazing and the desire of any community. It is obvious that the best method to boost has been found. Certainly this commitment raises LeoFinance and its lack of digging at Hive. I hope that those who notice this will do something for Hive, I see a lot of people who are worried.

Finally, why is my name Dan and I'm stupid?

Because I have few cryptocurrencies in an exchange and because I tried to buy and sell, depending on the price fluctuation. If I hadn't done anything, I would have had twice as much money now!

I hope that the information and help I may receive here will make me, in the not too distant future, change this statement.


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Welcome to leofinance!
NO, you're not stupid, you should know that and it's never too late to embrace new things. Hope you recover soon and waiting for your leo content around here.

And, one more thnig...

I even saw that my friend @acesontop is among the most active in the comments

He was, I doubt he'll match his past week performance this week as well. Hands are hurting from all that typing :))

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He was, I doubt he'll match his past week performance this week as well. Hands are hurting from all that typing :))

There are rumors out there, that even the Hive nods didn't cope with the flood of comments last week :)

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Rumours...
It's kind of annoying though how slow leofinance is working. You'll be a better engager than me this week, I bet.

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Rumors also that I have a chance on overtaking you.:)
My aim is to reach the Top10,but with the new challenge I think I'm far from it. ;)

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I bet you'll overtake me.

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If you stop today I probably will come close to you :)

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I'm far from my previous week performance, trust me.

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Thank you! You are one of the reasons why I started here, I noticed in the last weeks how you move away from photography and do something that you are very talented and informed about. A very good choice.

Thanks again, I'm starting to feel good.

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I would post more photography but don't really have what to anymore. I am not traveling anywhere and I kind of snapped everything around here. I have also decided to sell the camera and buy a better one next fall.

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I am in the same situation

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I thought you would have the stamina after what we all did on musings when it was around. Those days were crazy and it was like writing 50 posts per day.

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Oh yeah, I almost forgot of musing. No, I don't have the stamina 😁.

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Even though you've misspelled my name, I'm here to welcome you on Leofinance.io. Many have sold their stake but it's never too late. Have fun!

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I start by apologizing for the mistake! I don't like it at all when I'm wrong, but when I focus the most not to make mistakes, then it happens. Thank you for the welcome, it is very valuable to me.
Although I know how stupid I am, I'm still a prudent man, I don't like extremes ... so I'll never get rich but I don't think I'll die poor either. I think I will choose a middle ground and invest in Leo half of what I earn from now on. As long as I think it's cost effective.

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No worries, I only mentioned the misspell because I don't get notified if the username is wrong.
You're not stupid, you just had other priorities. Playing safe and jumping in both feet has its price.

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Thank you! In any case, I will be more careful.

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Hello dear friend @bluemoon good day
How good it was to find you on this platform, great that you decided to join, let me say that it is never too late to do new things.

Curiously, this is the first time that I publish on this platform, like you, I consider that I have little experience in the field of cryptography, that I coive a bit, today I take advantage of this challenge to join

have a wonderful day
#cryptofinance

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Thank you! Wish you and wish us, success here and let's be happy that we made a good choice.

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Welcome!! don't worry that you didn't dive sooner in here! my approach is that we can't be anywhere! we can dive in 2-3 communities max and be super active, sure we may miss some opportunities but we may find others!

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Thank you, you are absolutely right! If we divide in too many directions we will lose something from each. Pleasure and fun must also remain.

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exactly!!!

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Hello @bluemoon, welcome in here. You are not alone in this situation. I think everyone of us came in later than optimal, but nevertheless, we are happy to be here and I think everyone enjoys it.

If you need any help, please let me know.

Good recovery from Covid-19! Stay safe!

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Thank you! The other day I saw your interest in Leo, from the discussions with Adrian. And that made me hurry and I'm happy for that, the atmosphere in Hive is quite sad and I felt the need for a change.
You are familiar with these aspects of crypto and finance and I think you will have a lot to say.
Thank you very much for the promised help, I will ask if it will be needed. I think that the solidarity given by our (national) affiliation will be useful for everyone, but more for the less skilled, like me.

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I'm also a beginner :)
I like the way you put your story. Hive has it's own issue, that I don't want to dig into. :)

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I would like to be a beginner like you. Thanks!

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Welcome friend.
It is never too late to start something new and invest in something that has prospects of going up with time.

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Thank you very much! Good thing it's not too late ... yet.

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Welcome and start stalking things lol. I had nothing when I arrived and these days I have a few things on the go. It doesn't take long just get involved.

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Thank you for the advice. I will definitely do as you say.

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It's never too late if you have the ability to start!
Warm Welcome!

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Thank you! I'm glad to meet you here.
We also know each other on Appics (there I am @moonappics) and I like all your photos from Crete. I am crazy about Greece and the island of Thassos (only there I managed to get there)

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