When I was away on holiday this past week, driving through Germany's forests in a van, I had some much-needed distance from work and everything that's associated with it - Hive included. Which in hindsight was exactly the right call!
Don't get me wrong; I thrive when I'm building something out of passion. But at the same time, this energy can become so overwhelming, that my ambition & drive start to become extreme.
And like everything in life; there needs to be a balance.
This step back also gave me a better perspective on Hive, the decentralized community around it and what my role in all of this is, was and can be.
First and foremost, it became clear to me, that the real essence & value of Hive is the community; not the token.
The token is a product, a mechanism to be used, crafted & engineered by the community. Its price might rise and fall, but it's not and will never be an accurate reflection of Hive. Or in other words: the token price might fall, while at the same time Hive could flourish.
With this knowledge, it also became clear to me, that a certain distance and a more longterm-view to the token was required, as well as a change of my Hive-related actions.
While some part of myself most def. finds enjoyment in making memes and other provoking content to make my stances clear; this behaviour is not what Hive actually needs to flourish; neither am I going to flourish with it.
Or in other words: if I want to see a behavioural change in Hive, I need to front-run it; not just point the finger in the right direction.
However, things aren't that simple. What about things I don't have any control over? Well, that's where the "having a certain distance & longterm-view" comes into play.
There will be things I'm not okay with, but that's okay.
There will be times where my viewpoint is not being shared by everyone, and that's okay too.
There will be times where the token might bleed, but even that's okay.
That's just what's being part of a decentralized community is like.
Over time, things will become clearer, I'm sure.
If not, that'd be okay too.
With this said:
We're part of something fascinating and truly unique. Let's keep our energy up and be the individuals we'd like to attract to Hive.