AUG 21, 2023
Rebellion of a Young Bull: When Wall Street Fails to Ignite
Youth is a time of rebellion and finding one's place in the world. And young ParaBullStar was no exception. I was passionate, but not about the rise and fall of stock prices; I was stirred by the liberating power of art.
Every painting, every sketch told a story. While other children drew houses and trees, I painted blockchain of cryptocurrencies, illustrating how bitcoins danced alongside ethers in the sky. These images aimed to provoke thought.
Once, presenting a painting to my family where Bitcoins and Ethereums floated together on a waterway, my father, the old stock market bull, stared for a moment and asked, "Where are Dow Jones and S&P 500?" It was a clear sign of the generational divide.
I, the young ParaBullStar, loved writing and reading just as much as painting. I often penned poems and stories about cryptos, portraying them as the knights of a new era, ready to combat the old financial systems. Each poem and story was a subtle rebellion against my father's outdated thinking.
My father saw immense potential in me - but not in the realm of art. This created tension between us. He had clear aspirations for his son. He hoped that I would succeed him as the iconic bull of Wall Street.
"Cryptocurrencies! They're like castles in the sky," he exclaimed one day. "Do you know what happens when clouds dissipate? Everything disappears!" He tirelessly lectured me about the Dutch Tulip Mania of 1634-1637 and other infamous investment bubbles. He was convinced that Bitcoin and all cryptocurrencies would similarly vanish.
But I was undeterred. I decided the traditional stock market wasn't for me. I didn't want to follow in my father's footsteps. I yearned to create something new, something that would marry my love for art with the economy of the new age.
I delved deeper into studying cryptocurrencies and discovered their boundless potential. They were like digital art – each block and transaction forming part of a bigger picture, a new kind of world I wanted to be a part of building.
Persistently, I enlightened my father about cryptos, even though I knew it slightly irked him. I didn't want my father to become a relic of the distant past but a modern-day stock market bull. He didn't need to fight for cryptos, but at least stop fighting against them. Slowly, he began to warm up and one day remarked with a smile, "Perhaps there's a bit of the stock market bull in you after all." This realization came about in 2016.
The path wasn't easy, but I demonstrated that when you combine passion with belief in oneself, you can create something genuinely revolutionary. That year, I grasped the importance of doing my research, studying, and truly comprehending the principles of blockchain. I realized there were two types of people: those who buy Bitcoin and those who buy Satoshis. My work had just begun, and in the next write-up, I'll share how it progressed.