The year 2021, I think, has seen its fair share of volatility around the world. We started the year with a very interesting an event at the United States Capitol, and a British judge blocking the extradition by Julian Assange.

At the time, the price of bitcoin was pushing northward through the $ 20,000 mark.

Since then, we’ve seen events unfold that have done nothing but hamper volatility on the geopolitical spectrum.

Since January, we have seen: a Rebellion in Myanmar, the United States stops supplying Saudi Arabia (and the United Arab Emirates) with weapons that were used in the Yemeni civil war, the first iteration of vaccines for the deployment of the COVID-19 virus and Russia is increasing its involvement in Ukraine (and now, Belarus). SpaceX has successfully completed its Mission Crew-1 bring four crew members back to Earth aboard Crew Dragon “Resilience: From the International Space Station; and hostilities between Israel and Palestine resulted in weeks of missile attacks and the demolition of a building which was occupied by the Associated Press, Al jazeera and others in Gaza.

All the while we have seen country after country decide to sacrifice freedoms of their constituents to enforce blockages, contributing to the complications of employment, which was exacerbating shipping arrears, not just in the United States, but ultimately around the globe, creating a negative feedback loop of inflation which impacts multiple ridings, albeit at varying rates.

There doesn’t seem to be any place for anyone in the world to run to find stability, or to gain peace of mind in understanding what’s going on, or how to navigate these rough waters. Except for bitcoiners.

Towards the end of 2021, the price of bitcoin hit an all-time high of over $ 69,000.

The Bitcoin community (especially on Twitter) appears to be the only congregation that looks at the world through an honest lens. And it is possible, in my opinion, because many of us trust our precious time and energy to be an asset that is beyond the purview of the sycophants and sociopaths who continue to push the world into the world. fear and chaos. Because we understand what a real money that is, we have the advantages of a superior asset: peace of mind and strength.

This relationship allows our community to devote our precious cognitive and physical energies to remaining flexible and prepared, for any set of outcomes that may arise from the irrationality of the world around us. Doing this also expresses a level of solidarity with our peers, friends and family on an individual level. By seeing and experiencing that we are not only less affected by these machinations, but thrive because of them, we spark intrigue in those around us. They want to know why and how we are so calm when they are so afraid – because they also desire such strength. Which is understandable, who wouldn’t?

As the year 2021 draws to a close, bitcoin is not yet over, and neither are we. There is still a long way to go to help as many people as possible learn about bitcoin and understand what truly free money can do:

For an individual,

For a family,

For a country, and finally, for a species.

There is no rest for the wicked, and how wicked must be those who believe that we can change the world …

This is a guest article by Mike Hobart. The opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of BTC Inc or Bitcoin Magazine.