Posted 2 years ago | by Ben Armstrong

What Did You Exchange?

“Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?”

It is a powerful line from 'Wish You Were Here' by Pink Floyd.

It is also a good question.

We all know that the system that we support is corrupt and hurts people. The problem is that we simply don't work to accept change, and support others.

Cryptos and decentralization can help us, and we need to see that when we support a system like the global fiat/USD system, we are building the cage that binds us to a way of living that isn't honest, or fair.

Bitcoin isn't Perfect – But it is a Great Example

It is probably time to start paying more attention to our lives, and the state of the world.

Money isn't magic, we make it up, and give it value. We do this as a group, and we can use whatever we like to create a vibrant economy. People talk a lot, but they tend to just fall into patterns of behavior.

Anyone who decides to cut a new path will be ridiculed, and probably abused.

There was little to be surprised about when Wall St. took nasty shots at Bitcoin during the epic rally in 2017, and it isn't difficult to see why established investors still buy BTC via futures, and not directly.

They sold their souls and built a private hell that is comprised mostly of US dollars.

Why Did Ethics Die?

Some things in this world are just plain wrong.

Unfortunately, we no longer have a moral compass in our shared materialist worldview, so we simply can't say that what our social groups do is f#&$^!# terrible.

Look around the world. People are royally pissed off. We forgot how to be just and civil, and this is the result.

If you want to see conditions improve there are two things that need to happen:

ONE: Stop Supporting a System that Creates Terrible Suffering

TWO: Start Caring About People (Even the People You May Hate)

You may not like the idea that the people who disagree with you should be respected. They probably feel the same way about you.

Stop thinking in a win/lose dynamic. It means that everyone loses.

You can use BTC, ETH, seashells or whatever you like. Just don't keep using currency that supports people who are truly working to harm people. We don't need to hurt the people at the top, just stop paying for their game.

You will feel a lot better when you take that walk on part in the war, and leave the cold comfort of the cage.

About Ben Armstrong

ef4f73e9ddeb61becab57469962fa946?s=90&d=blank&r=g What Did You Exchange?Ben Armstrong is a YouTuber, podcaster, crypto enthusiast, & creator of Better known as BitBoy Crypto, he works hard to educate and inform the crypto community.

Ben has been involved with the world of cryptocurrency since 2012 when he first invested in Bitcoin. He used Charlie Shrem's BitInstant & lost Bitcoin in the Mt. Gox hack.

In 2018, Ben decided to go "full-time crypto" and focus all of his time and energy into expanding the reach of crypto.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email him at or contact him on Twitter @BitBoy_Crypto.