Outiside my comfort zone

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I woke up this morning, took a bath and went on proper journey to buy fuel. This is not a normal routine for me you see, it is due to the current fucked up situation that the country is in.

I don't know about other countries but in Nigeria, we have serious fuel scarcity. The issue probably has something to do with scarcity, barrels of oil getting stolen or something of that nature.

Honestly, I don't watch the news very often because it is usually just recycled garbage information they share there. Everybody has an agenda these days and as far as you tell a one-sided story, I unanimously declare your utterances to be a lie.

Despite driving for nearly an hour to find fuel, I still got the fuel for 45% more than the usual price. Fuel that I usually buy for 165 Naira per litre was now sold for 240 per litre and you know what? I'm among the "lucky ones".

Most people that don't have the mental fortitude, patience and all that crap to drive long hours to find fuel spend roughly 2.5 times the normal rate. That's the rate sold by sub-vendors that sell their fuel through jerrycans by the roadside.

For a while, I was actually surviving off hawked fuel, buying at a ridiculous rate and I must say, it was burning a hole in my pocket. So, today I made the decision to go the long way to get it relatively cheaper.

On my way to the filling station today, I spoke with my neighbour and he said he was also on his way to a different spot where you can get it at the official rate but that place is much farther, I believe it is basically a two-hour drive from where I live.

There was no way for me to go there today because my tank was already on red. I only managed to do the short trip today, so no point risking it. On top of that, today's trip was more economical than the 2.5X price even though I drove a fair bit to get back home but I wonder if a two hour drive won't just eat into any savings I'd gain from going a longer distance to buy fuel.

When next I need fuel for the car, I'll check the other filling station that's roughly two hours away, to see if it is worth it.

Moral of the story

This story and the crypto industry actually have some lowkey parallels though. It has something to do with coming out of one's comfort zone to get shit done.

Sometimes, you can get caught up in one place, trying to survive and make things happen but you end up missing out on opportunities outside.

Just like Nigeria, the crypto market can be a very dangerous place. I drove to a very isolated community, where my wife tells me there have been some kidnappings and security issues. In that place, I got fuel for far cheaper than I'd get it at my relatively safer environment.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I feel safe and comfortable on Hive because it is where my journey began and I'm part of the community. However, due to feeling so safe and comfortable on Hive, I hardly explore other projects because of the dangers that may be lurking.

Even though it goes against my nature, I'll slowly ease my way into opportunities on Ethereum, BSC and any other I can get my hands on. I believe with proper research, I'll be able to find gems to invest in and further diversify my portfolio.

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Fuel that I usually buy for 165 Naira per litre was now sold for 240 per litre and you know what? I'm among the "lucky ones".

I couldn't put it off any longer and today filled up my little car at $2.21 AUD per litre.

That's 683.03 Naira per litre hahahahaha.

Fucking BULLSHIT.

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Fuck that's expensive. I'll use my bicycle permanently if it ever gets to this level 😆

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Elections in 5 major states got over a few days ago. Waiting for the Indian government to skyrocket the prices now. 🤑

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This scarcity seems not to subside in anyway whatsoever. Getting out of your comfort zone is always an intentional act. And just as the wise would say "if you are not ready for the discomfort, then don't complain about mediocrity".
I hope this heat gets to settle asap.

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With fuel being readily available over here but at a higher price than usual, this really puts things in perspective. I am glad you were able to get some fuel even if it was more than you had hoped to spend.

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Sorry... Sounds like quite the shitshow...

... but looking on the bright side: Converting from ZAR, our "normal price" is already about ~615 Naira per litre.

!BEER
!LUV

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My question to you is what are the facts on this scarcity model we ahere to? I hear stats like the earth can comfortably support over 10 billion people resource wise. So why is there all this scarcity at all?

What type of system is creating the scarcity if we not really running out of stuff. In fact i hear things like we still got plenty of oil in the ground. When i was a kid they use to say stuff like we'll be totally depleted of fossil fuels by 2020. It's 2022 and they still got plenty of oil in the ground.

Who is orchestrating this scarcity model and why when we got all the created money and power to create it in the world hence cryptocurrency. Why are we still supporting systems that push this bullshit scarcity model?

There is a belief that an age of abundance through automatons and ai revolutions and renaissances that a currency will be produced where the wealth is created by these systems to be administered to the general populace. I wonder what type projects mirror ideas like that?

you have been born into slavery and captivity. Maybe you should work on setting yourself free. The first step is to stop supporting systems that aren't true.

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Thanks mate and I totally get you. However, emancipation is a process I think. Crypto has already largely unplugged me from the system. In the years to come, a lot will change in my life.

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i believe crypto will set men free. however has to be the right type of crypto projects.. this a good video on one

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