This was my first post to hive, but apparently I didn't have my keys figured out yet. So, hopefully it will post now. :)
"Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism. The way you play it is free will."
I'm sad to say it seems like I've missed a lot. I am however greatly happy to join the revolution.
"Justin Sun will destroy the Steem blockchain and shake the foundation of decentralization," they said.
But, here's the problem.
There is something special to be said about everyone in this community. This community is not Steem blockchain. This community has its own identity. If Hive turned out the same, I believe the same community would find another way to be free, protecting the things we care about most - Our IDEAS and our VOICES.
Steem blockchain wasn't just about blockchain - not for us. Steem blockchain is a place where we, as a community, found each other. We entered, one by one, through various funnels and to our surprise, found like-minded people who believed in the entrepreneurial spirit, the freedom to express ourselves, and the power to make our own decisions.
... and you know what ... that spirit hasn't died.... IT HAS PROVEN IT'S STRENGTH
Here is a quote that Mr. Sun could take a note from, and that we as a community can delight in - CAUSE WE'RE NAILIN' IT!
"Manpower without Unity is not a strength unless it is harmonized and united properly, then it becomes a spiritual power."
I will miss saying things like, "STEEM ON" and calling all you fellows (and fellays?) "Steemians" but it brings me to a very clear realization.
None of us were ever Steemians.
We were, and still are, just a group of free thinkers. They'd have to literally kill us - 'cause we're born this way.