Nicolas Boileau

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We are All Madmen & Fools

What The Truman Show and ICO’s have in Common?

At the end of the Peter Weir’s fabulous satire, THE TRUMAN SHOW, the protagonist Truman Burbank goes back to freedom. These two guys watch him enthusiastically and, the second he left they close the movie with an important question: “What else is on?”

What else’s on?

We Are All Mad

“N’en déplaise à ces fous nommés sages de Grèce,
En ce monde il n’est point de parfaite sagesse;
Tous les hommes sont fous, et malgré tous leurs soîns
Ne diffèrent entre eux que du plus ou du moins.”

“No offense to those crazy appointed sages of Greece,
In this world there is no perfect wisdom;
All men are fools, and despite all their care
is differentiated as the more or less.”

~ Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux a French poet and critic


by Charles Mackay, a Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist…

… reminds us from the past: “In reading the history of nations, we find that, like individuals, they have their whims and their peculiarities; their seasons of excitement and recklessness, when they care not what they do. We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first.” <– see, like in The Truman Show.

So, do not worry. You’re not the first, and for sure not the last madman caught in a madness. Our cute little crypto world, better known as ICOs, all those glorious Initial Coin Offerings will provide a Lamborghini to each and every of us. <– this is a joke.

Just don’t be like Newton (hint, the photo is a link):

Live and learn kids, live and learn and you might get somewhere.

And stop babbling about Lambos. If you make the money in the crypto world, use it to make the real world a better place, damn it.

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  • cryptoangel

      Exactly, this is a chance to redistribute money and power in the world not to buy Lambo's.   Seeing as the crypto world is created by very clever, innovative minds the end result in terms of social impact looks positive.  Where as the old fiat system was created out of greed and look at the world now…  Time for positive change ;)  I envisage IOTA being an integral part of this change.  

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