This one is inspired by my new favourite podcast to listen to while I take long neighbourhood walks:

I’ve long been aware that I am the rule follower of the family. Until now, most jobs I’ve had have involved both following and enforcing rules, and herding people (for lack of a better description). If you’re guessing who is not the rule follower, it’s the dear husband who is quite a unique and independent thinker. He’s the one who kindly roped me into this Bitcoin mess in the first place. We were laughing today at the idea that I’d somehow been “redpilled”.

It also turns out that understanding human psychology is a key aspect of working out how Bitcoin became the mess that it is today, with regards to propaganda, marketing and narrative shaping. These are not technical problems but human ones.

“The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.”

–Douglas Adams The Restaurant at the End of the Universe