Not Quite The Same
The manifestations of dedication and fanaticism are almost identical in appearance. However, in nature, they are worlds apart. It has often been suggested that maximalists are somewhat fanatical in nature, and have an unrealistic viewpoint when it comes to the world of Cryptocurrency. This is what I am going to be examining in this post.
However, there are maxis that believe other coins can play a part, they just don’t want them to. Their “perfect world” evolves around Bitcoin, and they want to keep it that way. This raises the question: Is it healthy to have the viewpoint of a maximalist? After all, isn’t such a level of dedication and conviction to be admired, or even, respected?
This is where the differentiation between dedication and fanaticism becomes so vitally important. Let’s face it, extreme fanaticism is not a good look. Dedication, on the other hand, is usually praised, provided onlookers are able to make a clear distinction between the two. Legitimate dedication is actually not that difficult to identify amongst a sea of fanaticism, once you know what to look out for.
The No.1 Differentiation
A healthy level of commitment and dedication is focused on self and the project at hand. On the other hand, a fanatic sets out to adjust the viewpoints of everyone around him. Dedication is focused on what matters and works toward an often particular goal. A fanatic will often indulge in an ongoing form of propaganda. This often leads to a rather disturbing level of behavior.
A fanatical individual will eventually experience a form of dissociation. In other words, their commitment is no longer to that which they believe in so strongly, but rather to convince others around them to think as they do. This is an unhealthy form of behavior as it seeks to overpower the will of another, ultimately resulting in an adjustment of belief and understanding. This brings me to another concerning distinction.
Those who cross the line of healthy dedication and commitment are at risk of developing cult-like “religions”. Beliefs and opinions become over-exaggerated, to the point that the “dedication” becomes almost religious in nature. At this point, dedication and commitment are no longer the virtues in control, but rather a fanatical “religious” belief that eventually becomes overbearing to those who are subjected to it.
So, what am I saying? Essentially, I am saying that if an individual desires to place their entire Crypto expectations on a single chain, that’s fine. However, if they choose to indulge in the practices I have just mentioned, it’s rather concerning. In other words, there is such a thing as a healthy maximalist view, although I don’t personally agree with it. At the end of the day, to each his own.
I don’t particularly agree with maximalist views. However, provided they are “healthy”, I am willing to accommodate such a viewpoint. I don’t have to agree with it, or accept it as my own, but who knows maybe it works out well for them. I do however believe that the future is multi-chain. A maximalist may benefit from their decision, due to their specific chain experiencing significant growth and adoption. However, to believe that it is the “only one” is a little presumptuous, to say the least. Anyway, that’s it for this one, see you next time!