Bitcoin reminds us to choose our own destiny

How many times have you been told that the best way to make something of yourself is to become a doctor, or a lawyer, or an entrepreneur? Do you tie your self-worth to the perception of others? It wouldn't make you unusual. All of us encounter social pressure to succeed by certain standards.

But what if you didn't have to? What if you were able to set your own standards?

Bitcoin provides an opportunity for people to take complete control over their future; to make a statement about their values. As a Bitcoin owner, you can look somebody in the eye and say: "I've made a bet on the future, and I don't expect you to agree with me, but I would be happy to talk to you about it."

Bitcoin is incredibly risky. It combines volatility, uncertainty, and lack of government sanction into a tidy little ball. Anybody who deals in Bitcoin is treading the thin ice of insanity... or so they say.

But Bitcoin provides dignity. It allows for an individual to put their money where their mouth is and say: "I believe in this technology. You may disagree, and I respect your opinion, but Bitcoin is going to change the world."

How many other things allow us this adventure? Name three things - nay - name one thing that permits an individual to put a stake in the ground and proclaim: "This is right, and you will see."

Bitcoin combines being right with being wealthy. Take one or the other, but I hope you choose both.