… company that has no business receiving the funding it does and won’t go anywhere in the long term. But that’s okay to me. In a short period of time, many in the blockchain community have convinced me that simply learning to see the world through their lens will be infinitely more valuable than spending a seventh year working with my friends at the top rated company to work for in the world.
Ultimately, that’s part of a broader pattern: when people are already stretched to their absolute limit emotionally, with financial stresses, family stresses, medical stresses, lack of a clear future stresses, then hearing anyone else ask for something — even if that something is as simple as “the right to walk down the street without being murdered” — feels like an added imposition. And that can lead to a backlash, not just from people who are inherently racist or the like, but also from people who aren’t and just don’t want yet another thing dropped on their plate. But when that’s a backlash against a basic request to be allowed to live (or go to the bathroom, or any other basic aspect of human life), that takes on a much nastier property.