Crypto & The Outrageous Learning Curve: My Splinterlands Journey As A Case Study
Inasmuch as I wouldn't really consider myself to be a smart person, I think most of the choices and decisions we make in Crypto, for example, should be proportional to a situation where a company finds a way to increase the price of their commodities, while still keeping their customer base, or even convincing them that the price raise was necessary in a country where inflation is eating deep and there are no jobs to cater for the common people without connections.
Nigeria is one of such places where people would need to be extra creative to make legitimate money, live well, grow their finances within having connections or being dependent on the government or private or go through inhumane hustles for the $100 a month offered by private sectors.
This is to say that, surviving in a bereft economy is like pulling a rabbit out of a hat
in other words we can call it a miracle and this is why we have many Nigerians, despite the odds, they've made smart moves and taken brilliant courses of actions regarding crypto, irrespective of the fact that the government is anti-crypto. *For example, I know what I what to accomplish with Crypto and that's find favorable project, grow slowly, invest time and money, be a believer and hope the gods of long-term would favor me.
I know that many people are smarter than me in this regard, and as a result, they'll make more money either minting NFTs, going deep with staking DeFi, Cross-blockchaining, engaging in short term trades, that requires a lot of sophistication to master the charts and so many smart ways of making the mula This however isn't me. I am a slow learner and this is why it's difficult for me to make fast money, I am a guy who is smarter with growing slow money.
The Growth Mechanism
This is to say that I understand growth mechanism
.....the systemic scopes to survival and growth simultaneously, but it's difficult for me to turn $10 into $100 in one week, while this probably requires a simple trick, I'm sad to say that it's difficult for me. But does this make me a loser? Absolutely not. I have pulled some of the biggest moves of my life in crypto and I ended up surprising myself, while this might be nothing to people who are true crypto gurus, the fact that I am now a smarter person is that aspect of appreciation that I mostly tap into.
Crypto provides opportunity for all set of people and this means that everyone can grow differently, depending on their abilities and economic specialization or if they choose to actually do better. Recently I've decided to dabble into gaming, even if it hasn't been my passion or my strongest suit it hasn't been my passion, and it hasn't been what I intrinsically love, but does this mean I'll be bereft of the skills to go into it? No. Nine months down the line, I've played Splinterlands with limited resources and managed to reach leagues I didn't think I could reach.
On The Other Hand
9 months of growth, understanding strategies, in-game economics which led to investing, playing and garnering experiences while earning almost nothing in the process, now if you think this doesn't take scope then you're naive. For example, so many people on Hive lose their creativity when their contents are not getting encouraging figures, so if you think it doesn't take innate skills and vigor to keep learning and gaining experience and earning nearly nothing in the process for a really long period of time then I implore you to try it out for yourself.
This is to say that, it's difficult to grow assets for lengthy periods especially when the external motivations are not there to push one. People need monetary Incentivization if they're to be motivated to keep growing and finding the scope to grow without the small wins along the way is actually difficult and this is one place where a long-termer actually excels.
It's just about three days to the end of the splinterlands season and this is where I'll need to spend at least 450 DEC to get me into bronze II.
I was talking with @joetunex the other day, asking him to see if spending 450 DEC would be worth the movement from silver III to II. In reality, to experience a movement in the silver leagues would be great, by providence, I earned 700 DEC from one of the two loots from one of my quest, which further encouraged me to want to stay in the silver leagues at all cost.
Economically, spending like 450 DEC for a day rental might not be worth it especially if all I have is the speculation that the reward would turn out to be favorable. But this isn't my fetish. My fetish is remaining in the silver leagues at all cost, but sadly, spending even 450 DEC would still have me drop to bronze I.
But wait a minute! I'm willing to give it a go. Some decisions might implode, sometimes it might explode, the bottom line is, I've learned from the experience, money is the long-term aim, but I don't mind failing in the quest to do so.
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