Sometimes You Just Can’t Lead A Horse To Water

in newvisionlife •  3 months ago 

I was peeking around Hive the other day, and noticed something I’ve seen play out time and again. I will share the initial interaction with a little backstory so that there is a proper context.

About six months ago I posted on Hive after a lengthy absence so I could inform those I grew to appreciate about their Blurt accounts. To let them know that there was talk of an upcoming airdrop and one would need to use their Blurt accounts to initiate the claiming of this possible airdrop. Unfortunately, due to several setbacks we are just now beginning to set up for this with the recent Cosmos actions we have been asked to do.

In that post, someone who I considered one of my benefactors at Hive left a snarky response in my comment sections. I suspect his account (Krnel) has received the most organic rewards as any account, his stake quite large for one who never bought Steem or Hive.

Years earlier, he had been chased off by the troll of Steem/Hive, Berniesanders. An account well known for destroying many accounts as he left bad will everywhere he trolled.

Here is a link to my post, and another to his direct comment.

His initial comment.

Doesn't look promising, the site isn't even able to load ;)

I will let you read the rest of our exchange there if you’re of a mind to.

At that time, I noticed within half a day of his comment, that Hive front ends stopped loading, which I found amusingly ironic. Despite his soft dig at Blurt (many there aren't so soft), I still will always be thankful for his kindness to me when I was there. Not only did I appreciate some of his views and topics, but there was once he even delegated a HUGE amount of stake to me. I was extremely flattered to have another value me in such a manner. It was surprising to me the way he dismissed my post about Blurt, as I never expected such from him based on his views expressed in many of his posts.

So fast forward to the other day when I was peeking around there.

I noticed that he no longer posts there (again). He powered down his large stake (I believe it was in excess of 100000 Hive) and is now gone from there. Several of the newer powerful accounts that have taken up the vacuum created when Berniesanders supposedly left began targeting his posts with down-votes. Wiping out all of the high earnings his posts enjoyed when left unmolested.

It’s sad watching how many folks have blinders on, and will crawl past the water they need. Crawling past as they claim to seek exactly what it is the water they refuse to see offers.

I’ve been watching the crises of Hive and the down-vote spiral out of control, the conversations and accounts being attacked increasing greatly in recent months.

In the many comment sections, one sees folks being invited to leave Hive and go to Blurt, in a manner of derision. Often one sees the replies from the injured party being recommended to leave support the derision, proclaiming they would never stoop so low.

I find the disingenuous nature of so many of them revealing in their stated goals as opposed to their actual goals as witnessed by their actions.

They often claim they seek freedom of speech, yet if that was true they would be here already. The reason they don’t come is greed. They retain hope all might be made right, their claims to the reward pool will stop being taken from them and they can get immediate recompense that is worthy of their time. It was never about their speech, was never about building true bonds with their community structured on love and respect as we have here at Blurt.

It’s sad that through their shortsightedness they fail to understand they support the very structure that denigrates them as they contribute their time, their intellectual structures and sometimes financial efforts. I’ve never comprehended the boot licker mentality. It’s similar to the coward who gets beat on daily and never does anything to retaliate. It’s like they don’t understand that their already being hurt, and striking back will not incur any further penalties.

This is further exacerbated by the actual support of the bully themselves. Like bringing extra milk money for your bully so they can steal more from you.

If they understood we are what gives the value, whether it be at Hive or Blurt. I sometimes indulge myself at the what the value of Blurt would be if all who find Hive oppressive were to do what I did and power it all down there and go all in with Blurt. How much would be taken off the market, the demand and lack of available Blurt reflecting the value of the community.

But no, they continue to fight a losing battle there as they hope for crumbs that in some cases will never come. And if they do, often with one selling themselves out to appease the dictators who demand worship and proper mind think to be allowed their crumbs.

I speak at times about regrets that come with age. Regrets that for so many are amplified by the amount of selling out to themselves and the things they care about. Life is to short to so easily sell out, to support diseased structures that harm self and others. It seems impossible not to come to the end of ones days without regrets for wrong choices revealed in hindsight. To imagine willingly choosing the wrong choices leaves me flabbergasted.

So many regrets when we are at the end of our time. It reminds me of this Johnny Cash song he recorded a year before he died. It already resonates with me, and I’ve lived a life of fighting to remain true to myself. I can’t imagine the hurricane of regret taking place within those who sell themselves and others out for the fleeting illusions of gain that they have erroneously attached a value to.

This song resonated within me so greatly it reduced me to tears the first time I heard it. The fools who sell out for some shekels will reap their karma when they are at the end, and have squandered the limited energy they were given to act on this life. Their tears will make my own seem as nothing.

Below is the lyrics for those of you who don’t understand English.

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything
What have I become?
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar's chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I'm still right here
What have I become?
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way.

It seems one of humanities most glaring limitations is not being able to save others we care about when we see them heading into disaster. Or pulling them out of a disaster they have brainwashed themselves they desire. You just can’t save or help others who don’t want it.

No matter how much we desire it.

You just can’t lead a horse to water that refuses to see or want it. Sometimes the monkey refuses to open its hand to get it back out of the jar no matter how much effort you extend to make it understand.

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Yes, that's true. And I think we all have our framework within which we can move. Sometimes, it seems to me, the soul also has a plan, a plan that we can't see. If someone has a goal that we can help with, wonderful. For everything else, we can only wish them well and let them go their way.

yes, we came for the community but stayed for the money...
... then left with the money ;-)