Regrets

I don’t have many regrets. Maybe could count them on one hand. It’s my thinking that, unless you actively screwed up something fierce, you have nothing to regret. Sure, things might have gone better, or have gone a bit worse, because of a choice you did (or did not) make, but as long as you’re generally on the right path, why bother agonizing over the past?

So yah, not many regrets here. I do have a couple that are personal, but I do have to admit one, which has bothered me some in the past, and came up again today, one I bet is common to a lot of people.

I knew about Bitcoin from the beginning, almost. I remember hearing about it back when it was cheap and easy to get. But I never got on with it. I didn’t think it would be worth it. And, at the time, it wasn’t. The amount spent on electricity mining it wasn’t worth the return. And I didn’t have any money at the time to buy some. And why would I bother? It was just going to be used by nerds and drug dealers; I couldn’t really use it for anything.

I was right, of course. Those things were factually true. Even now, you can’t really pay for much in any of the crypto currencies. But, oh, so wrong. I didn’t see it as an investment vehicle. I didn’t think it would go anywhere. Even though I only had like $20 in the bank on a good day, that could have gotten me real money in the future. I’ve always been like this: dismissing good investment opportunities (either in myself, or with my money) as either not worth it, or making excuses as to why it wasn’t a safe bet.

I don’t care that much about money – if I did, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now. But I do like to have a bit of security. And some crypto would go a long way right about now.