Being a straight shooter is what decent people respect.
Unfortunately, we have seen what cowardly, self centered egomaniacs behave like.
We here at Steem do not have to go further than the action of Ned, to get a pretty clear picture of how someone who thinks she or he is worth more than the rest behaves as far as mutual respect is concerned.
Well, he sure did tell all us Steem token holders and all us people who have built Steemit.com up to where it is today:
"Where to go!"
I think that is crystal clear with his snarky, condescending "Steemitans" comment on Twitter.
However, his actions may have earned him some money, yet they sure have shown the world what sort of person he is and I highly doubt anyone who actually earned what they own, will want anything to do with him.
Maybe his money, but as far as he goes, too bad so sad. "SOLD".
A person with a price tag on them is, well, how do I put it.... "untrustworthy"! (to be mild and polite about it).
What the lesson here is, once again, that a straight shooter is what is respected and needed for a successful and high quality status in this world.
Especially in the world of doing business. (Working with people).
Sure, that may not always be the most "popular" way of doing things, way too many people don't like the truth, as the truth 'hurts their feelings'.
Too bad, so sad for them, those types can go on living in their little imaginary bubble.
LIFE IS NOT ALL BOUT YOU.
That is the message to all those types.
There is no difference between let's say Ned and those that keep saying the line:
"If I were to be in charge, I would do it this way...."
The give away is the word "I".
Yes, a one letter word that says so much about that person, when used in that sentence. It shows that the person at question is actually, no different to any other tyrant or totalitarian SOB on this earth.
Anyone can have ideas about how to change things, it is those that want to be the "I" in everything who are ugly.
Let's see what the future brings us here on Steem.
We already know that some people do not understand what Steem all entails, especially when it comes to the original ecosystem.
If they did, they wouldn't be saying all the things that they are saying.
We have seen in the past few days so much talk about the token called Steem, it actually makes me sad to read so much about it.
I do remember when I first got here, how my lack of understanding was the cause of me talking about "the token" and nothing else.
Yet, now in 2020, after literally studying up on everything, it makes me sad to see so much talk about a token on the market and so little talk about what is actually important as far as the blockchain and crypto scenes go.
Every business needs all areas covered, especially if it revolves around 'Social Networking'.
The key words are 'Social' as far as the customer base goes and 'Networking' as far as how the business should function.
One without the other is not = 'Social Networking'.
Simple as that.
It is very clear.
Then add to that the tech portion and we enter into an entire new field of discussion and area that needs to be covered.
Then add to that the monetization portions of the business.
& likewise the ownership of it all.
When doing all that, the "Terms and Conditions" of the business, which have to cover 'Governance' can make or break a business.
Ned, in his own way, for his own reasons, clearly couldn't/didn't care less about any of the above, except for the personal wealth and personal gain portion. He proved this when by his actions he tried to break everything by not adhering to the originally planned ecosystem of Steem.
He abused the trust and responsibility that was placed in/GIVEN to him.
& he profited on it.
Simple enough breakdown of reality. Direct to the point, without any of the BS and sales pitches.
Will we see more behavior like that in the future from those who have an opportunity to capitalize on EVERYTHING that Steem is?
Time will tell, hopefully it won't be a repeat performance of what Ned did.
If it is, then we all need to learn from the lessons our experiences with Ned gave us all in this line of business.