Every community needs a leader. Without a leader, there's only a crowd. When there is a familiar face, a name and a career path at the forefront of the community, everyone feels safer. Community members collaborate on the development of the common project with greater dedication and confidence because they feel that there is someone behind supporting, even in the bad times.
From the outside, the leader is the familiar face of the community. Investors feel more confident seeing real people at the forefront of projects. You can love them; you can hate them, but you can't ignore them. The leaders' shoulders rest the responsibility of the community because, in most cases, they support the viability of the project with their own investment. It doesn't matter how good or bad the intentions of a project are at birth. If the community is a leadershipless crowd, it will end up failing. If community leadership is not really committed to the project, but only seeks its own benefit and satisfy its vanity, the project will fail.
In the world of cryptocurrencies, where uncertainty reigns, being able to have a familiar face, a respected person in the market, is a treasure of incalculable value. I have never been able to understand, even now, why there were so many people who could not appreciate the extraordinary opportunity that was presented to us in the community of Steem with the arrival of Justin Sun. Are there people who hate him? Of course; if envy were music, the world would be a serenade. There are many people who admire him, as they also admire Dan Larimer or William E. Quigley. Because they have a dream and they work for their dream. And, perhaps this is the most serious thing for haters, they are successful people.
And these features are what fearful markets need to trust a product and be able to thrive with a minimum of stability, within what we can expect in the convulsing cryptocurrency market. In the end, time puts each one in place... on the market.
|Steem 05/05/20 - 06/01/20 (Huobi)||Justin Sun|
|TRX (Tron) 05/05/20 - 06/01/20 (Huobi)||Justin Sun|
|EOS 05/05/20 - 06/01/20 (Huobi)||Dan Larimer|
|WAXP 05/05/20 - 06/01/20 (Huobi)||William E. Quigley|
|Hive 05/05/20 - 06/01/20 (Huobi)||The Magic Council of Pure Witnesses|
A project that is born from fear, selfishness, envy, resentment, lies... can never go very far. Maybe they can fool a lot of people for a short period of time and shine like a star, but in reality, it will only be the glow of a firefly slowly fading into the swamp. Instead of making so much noise, perhaps it would be best if they worked hard for their own project and not seek success by sinking the competition. We lost great content creators who followed, spellbound, the glow of the moth. We creatives are people of great emotional complexity. Sometimes our emotions overcome us. And we make mistakes. So we make the wrong decisions. I know it. Here, in the Steem community, I found understanding and forgiveness. I found people with the courage to ask me to come back. And I ask that all those fantastic creatives who left us come back with us; It's not worth the paid trip to the dark.
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