Psychologically, things have gotten a bit hairy lately. Trump's impeachment debacle, the Coronavirus and, of course, Justin Sun's buyout of the Steemit Inc. stake. Oh the trials and tribulations, the weeping and gnashing of teeth.
But are we overreacting?
A scroll through Trending these days makes one wonder. The reactions are damned near biblical in their proportions. Being a science guy, I decided to put the issue to the test. Via Discord Channels, I administered a Rorschach Test to a number of my fellow Hivemates.
For those unfamiliar, a Rorschach Test is a series of inkblots of ambiguous shapes that allows a person to project their subconscious thoughts onto the pictures they see, in effect "exposing their subconscious biases." Here's how Wikipedia describes it:
The Rorschach test is a psychological test in which subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person's personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly.
The results were telling.
Below is a sample of my findings. I'll leave it to you to draw your own conclusions:
"Justin Sun buying the Steemit Inc. stake and nefariously decentralizing STEEM."
"Justin Sun, that bastard, launching DDOS attacks against Hive just because we launched DDOS attacks against STEEM."
"Justin Sun placing kittens in a brick-laden burlap bag ... then throwing it into a river. I think it's the Potomac."
"Justin (Wuhan) Sun bioengineering the Coronoavirus."
"Justin Sun colluding with Trump and Putin to buy up all the toilet paper. It will be the largest pump and dump in history."
"Justin Sun air-dropping toilet paper on his TRON minions."
"Justin Sun sitting on a gold-plated toilet at Mar-a-Lago and wiping his ass with double-ply toilet paper (the good stuff). Ivanka's bringing him a glass of Pinot Grigio. Pretty dress."
"Justin Sun wearing a t-shirt while laughing his ass off. Across the t-shirt is emblazoned 'UNJUST SIN' ... an anagram of 'Justin Sun.'"
"Huh, now this one's interesting: Everyone's putting @quillfire on auto-upvote ... at 100% of their voting power."
Folks, your focus determines your reality.
Choose your obsessions wisely.
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