by Jeff Berwick, Dollar Vigilante:
I’ve been called crazy countless times in my life. I was called crazy when I quit school in my teens in order to go out into the world to gain true knowledge and experience. I was called crazy when I quit my “secure” job at a bank and started an internet company in 1994 (which went on to be worth $240 million at its peak). I was (and still am) called crazy when I began to state forcibly in 2009 that we are nearing the very end of this monetary and financial system.
And I was (and still am) called crazy for thinking bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have the potential to change everything.
What I’ve learned through it all is that you have to look at who is calling you crazy. For the most part they believe in all the systems built up around us and think that is the way to true prosperity. If there is one word to describe them, it is “dogma”. For whatever reason they believe that whatever the “authorities” (politicians, mainstream media, teachers etc.) say is not only true but incontrovertible.