Bitcoiner Dads Leverage Proof-Of-Work Parenting
This is an opinion editorial by George Mekhail, the director of marketing for Bitcoin 2023 and co-author of “Thank God For Bitcoin.”
Becoming a dad is easy. Most men in the U.S. are dads . It’s not hard to see becoming father. Congratulations, you’ve taken part in the miracle of procreation and done one of your favorite things. But what now?
It’s only after the child’s birth that things become a challenge for dads. This is in contrast to moms who experience life-altering events months before. Anyone who is humble and has self-awareness will admit that their first child was full of uncertainty and trepidation. The Bitcoiner dad knows that their child doesn’t have much proof of work.
While the initial feeling of inadequacy felt by first-time dads can be embarrassing, it doesn’t last for long. This moment is prepared for you by life itself. Your DNA contains instructions that tell you what to do next. The daunting realization that you now have an entire family to care for is a common feeling for new dads.
From Dad To Father
You take the kid home and the feelings of inadequacy begin to give way to a more profound and inescapable sense of duty. This is when dads are willing to accept the responsibility of being a father. To become a father, there is a decision to make.
Unfortunately, many dads delay this decision or disqualify themselves through neglect or abuse. Some will do the minimum out of obligation, while others will try to beggarly and do so with bitterness and contempt for their child. We are blessed with gifts and rewards for those who accept the natural challenge of caring for our children. As if handed down from our ancestors, intuitive abilities suddenly appear in the father. Gifts that we learned from our fathers, role-models, and deep-seated wisdom that we have absorbed from our lives. Between diaper changes and sleepless nights we can now make a more modest contribution to the safety, health, and well-being of our little one.
Neat! You’ve moved from being a father to accepting the responsibility of fatherhood. It’s not easy! It’s not easy! You haven’t done nearly as much as mom. It’s not a competition, but it’s a fact at this stage.
While the Bitcoiner father is not content with his contribution, we know that our participation in this equation requires more of us if we want to accept a “Happy Father’s Day”, every June, and keep our integrity. Many nights are spent wondering what this child will do. How can we manage this huge responsibility? How can we help them navigate an uncertain world? This is the next step in effective fatherhood. When you ask “now?” you are confronted with the stark reality that it is time to become a parent.
The Bitcoiner Parent Raises Sovereign Individuals
The graduation into parenthood isn’t a leap that everyone makes. Many are stuck in the day-today business of fatherhood. Some see this as ensuring the safety and well-being of the child and their practical needs. This is an honorable service that makes a greater contribution to the life circle than most dads can claim. Perhaps our calling is more than just maintaining life and making sure that the child doesn’t run into traffic. Being a father and a parent means actively encouraging your children to be better.
Parenthood is hard work that includes daily difficulty adjustments. It starts when your child forms sentences and accelerates when they are able to eat themselves. It’s almost as if the child develops a subtle hubris and decides that they don’t need you anymore. They can now make their own cereal. The parent’s response to this insult requires supernatural patience. This patience is constantly tested from that point onward.
My children are self-governing individuals in training. While I recognize their authority as their father, I also have to balance the responsibility of raising them well as a parent. Any authority I claim is less effective if they don’t respect me. My goal is to be sincere in my desire to see them succeed in every aspect of their lives. To convey that desire through action, I must be a constant participant in their lives. I’m not their friend, I’m their dad. I’m not their friend, I’m their father. I will be their parent until they are independent of me and their mom, and stand on their own as sovereign individuals.
The world is becoming more uncertain. Effective parenting is essential for human progress in this new environment. It is important to be honest with your children. It is important to show your children the truth about the world’s broken systems and not try to protect them from it.
Thankfully, Bitcoin parents can offer practical hope for their children through the emergence and global adoption of sound money. Our children are not just beneficiaries of our conviction; they are also becoming co-collaborators in the quest for hyperbitcoinization. If you want to leave the world in a better place than you found it, then perhaps the best way is to focus on parenting your children. This will allow you to be better as a person. You don’t want to compete with your child. This is evolution
There is more to it than just providing food and shelter for the children. It’s a great feeling to be able to contribute meaningfully to the success and happiness of the next generation.
Happy Father’s Day!
This guest post is by George Mekhail. These opinions are not necessarily those of BTC Inc.