When I back a successful Kickstarter, get my product, and it turns into an actual business that keeps selling the product, I think “this is great, I got the thing I wanted! And I can tell other people about it and they can also buy it!”

This is normal! This isn’t a lack of ambition! Stop making everything into a hustle!!

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The other favorite web3 sloganeering of mine is how consumers can cash in on trends -- music, fashion, games, movies, memes, videos -- by asserting earlier "credit" for the trend as consumers. When, in fact, we know the rewards primarily only go to owners.

"Consumerism as ownership" seems to be a big manipulative theme (i.e., lie) to hypnotize fresh sets of Ponzi prospects whose lives have been conditioned around being obedient consumers.

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