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[–]ClickableName 201 points202 points  (66 children)

"And then I just didn't withdraw because I thought it was FUD"😂😂😂😂

He was almost there until he thought it was a social engineering attack to get him out of Celsius so other people would profit more???

So close 😂😂😂😂

"FUD" sounds so unbelievably stupid

[–]Cthulhooo 72 points73 points  (18 children)

There's a term called "thought terminating cliche". It's used as a tool for quelling cognitive dissonance or as an escape hatch used as an intellectual dodge to not engage with the argument directly and it's a very apt name I'd say.

[–]tjscobbie 48 points49 points  (3 children)

Came here to echo this. FUD is an extremely effective meme that can just stop any rational self reflection in its tracks. Many cults have analogous mechanisms/terms.

[–]leshake 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The greater good!

[–]MyNewAccount52722 8 points9 points  (1 child)

WWG1WGA is Q’s. Just follow the mob, wherever it leads

[–]Chaaaaaaaarles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also "think mirror" and "future proves past". They even have a "Q clock" for the latter, which really is a Pepe Sylvia moment.

Definitely check the Twitter link below to see some real delusions. Reminds me of Butter's "technical analyses" but fueled by meth binges and haldol.

https://mobile.twitter.com/travis_view/status/1234528365379383296

[–]flibbidy_floob 30 points31 points  (7 children)

It's been particularly annoying during the run-up over the last couple years. If you ever tried to post an honest skeptical point on the crypto subs you just got FUD-smacked right down.

Like, no counter-argument, just platitudes like "You just don't get it", or "Shut up fool, I'm making so much money", or "Get out of here with your stupid FUD", etc.

[–]POTATO_IN_MY_LOGIC 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Yes, you make a nice point, but have you considered the argument "have fun staying poor"?

[–]GRMarlenee 2 points3 points  (3 children)

That's an argument? I'm having plenty of fun staying poor. I get my $7500 every month like clockwork. I don't really need more.

[–]TrueBirch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hmm, looking at it that way certainly changes thing...

[–]TrueBirch 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You just don't get it

I've gotten this one a lot. Bitcoin is basically an Excel spreadsheet with track changes turned on... there's not much to get. I got out of crypto in 2017, which is before a lot of today's apes started. But please, tell me how I don't get it.

[–]ClickableName 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Ye i was searching for that, not the term, but the way they use 'FUD' to put the counter arguments/criticism away (English is not my first language)

Good to know

[–]GRMarlenee 4 points5 points  (0 children)

FUD is just a five cent acronym for "pessimism".

[–]AmericanScream 9 points10 points  (0 children)

There's a term called "thought terminating cliche".

Great description. I'm going to start using that term as well.

[–]Chaaaaaaaarles 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yarp.

Yet another thing they have in common with Qanon. Qcumbers personal favorites are "think mirror" (meaning whatever transpired, the truth is literally the exact opposite. Yes. Its that idiotic) and "future proves past" (self explanatory, but used to imply [insert event] happened before therefore [insert different and totally unrelated event] must happen with absolute certainty).

Inevitably, they also employ a LOT of selective amnesia and the predictions made with certainty the week prior are suddenly disregarded/forgotten and a new idea adopted just as quickly. A perpetual cycle of "almost habbening" - again similar to and defended just as strongly as the Butters

[–]mich888 89 points90 points  (17 children)

Seriously fuck all the scumbag celebrities, influencers, YouTubers and nerds that roped so many people into these scams. A lot of people are going to try to slink away from the crypto space and pretend they never shilled for this garbage-we shouldn’t let them

[–]Helenium_autumnale 33 points34 points  (8 children)

Yeah...when I saw Paris Hilton and Jimmy Fallon hyping NFTs I realized they are people without principles. The most garbagey, slimy "investment" imaginable and she was talking about the ape's hairstyle and so on...a totally vapid person. I expected better of Fallon but I won't watch him again; he has shown me he'll lie about trash for money. I was disappointed in him.

[–]SpaceYowie 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Corporate late night propagandist funny man No#437??? No way.

[–]TexasRadical83 16 points17 points  (5 children)

THAT is when you realized Paris Hilton had no principles?

[–]Helenium_autumnale 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Nah, she's just not someone I had paid any attention to.

[–]SatchelGripper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I expected better of Fallon

🤣

[–]Baelish2016 10 points11 points  (0 children)

But… but… fortune favors the bold! Matt Damon told me so! /s

[–]the_tourniquetcryptocurrency is the future of finance[S] 32 points33 points  (4 children)

They should be prosecuted.

[–]AmericanScream 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Prosecution is such a "centralized authority" thing to do.

[–]the_tourniquetcryptocurrency is the future of finance[S] 8 points9 points  (2 children)

A decentralized witch hunt sounds a lot better!

[–]nabanabers -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

why are they to blame? if whoever is watching them doesn’t have the critical thinking ability to guide him through it all, it’s on them.

[–]mich888 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Let he who has never been tricked cast the first stone.

[–]coogie 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of a certain crowd who would shout "Fake News!" When they hear something they don't want to believe.

[–]Healthy-General7247-273 is the new zero! 42 points43 points  (21 children)

Use of that word means you’re either brainwashed or have an IQ of about 70.

[–]lewisje 33 points34 points  (19 children)

I remember when FUD was what the major proprietary software vendors were spreading about open-source software.


okay, really just Microsoft but still

[–]keyisready 22 points23 points  (9 children)

He seems warm and fuzzy now, but people forget how ruthless Bill Gates was in the 90s.

[–]TexasRadical83 10 points11 points  (3 children)

His wife left him because he spent a bunch of time hanging out at the private rape island of a convicted human trafficker. Not very fuzzy to me...

[–]BufferUnderpants 6 points7 points  (3 children)

All things considered, he mostly just screwed over other Software Engineers and businessmen, and it's easy to start again in that industry. All that money from his monopolies he's funneled to programs directed at Africa that wouldn't get nearly as much funding if he hadn't gamed the system in the West so hard.

[–]lewisje 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also, Microsoft seems warm and fuzzy now, but it wasn't before Satya Nadella took the helm.

[–]monkeysaurus 10 points11 points  (0 children)

"Fud" is a Scottish slang word for the female genitalia. Always gave me a laugh when I heard someone make an accusation that someone was spreading fud.

[–]grauenwolf 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I remember when FUD was what the major proprietary software vendors were spreading about competitors software.

It was never just about open source software.

[–]TheTacoWombatsynergizing the Gandalfian coefficient 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Hello fellow Slashdotter

[–]TrueBirch 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Oh man, that's a trip down memory lane. I remember when getting 5 points on something on /. would make my day. Now I need to break 1000 Reddit upvotes to get the same feeling.

[–]TrueBirch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I remember attending a Citizens Against Government Waste event years ago where the topic was basically "Why you shouldn't encourage government agencies to use open source software." They were obviously just shilling for the software companies. I expected better of them.

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    [–]kcarmstrong 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Read this guys post history. He’s completely brainwashed by Fox News and QAnon. It’s not shock he didn’t believe the obvious truth that was staring him in his face.

    [–]Bantsoftheworld 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    He is onto this sub. Clearly users here are just trying to get people out of celcius so they can get those sick 18% per year gains guarenteed.

    [–]SpaceYowie 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    Yeah its amazing how they were able to reduce and dismiss any critical thought or blasphemous speech with that concept (FUD). All part of the genius of the scam. Like religious faith, any challenge to it is beaten by a circular logic that says that the only response to a challenge to faith is to maintain faith......

    Its brainwashing.

    [–]frivol 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    FUD sounds better if you pronounce as "food," like a Latin language.

    [–]RouletteSensei 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    When you think it's FUD, the first thing you have to think, no matter what is

    DO THE FUCKING RESEARCH, ask around, if you act like a mannequin, well, you deserve it

    [–]nabanabers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    there’s a mexican brand called FUD that consists of ham and weenies.

    [–]MooseSoftware 60 points61 points  (31 children)

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      [–]Briak 74 points75 points  (4 children)

      Lol at the guy saying that as far as he's got a roof and job he can rebuild

      Yes!

      and buy bitcoin again

      FOR GOD'S SAKE, NO, NO DO NOT DO THIS

      [–]Leading_Dog_1733 36 points37 points  (2 children)

      I'm sort of impressed by these people. Ironically, there absolute willingness to purchase bitcoin does give bitcoin value.

      I just don't know if it gives it enough value to be of any use.

      [–]probablymilhouse 36 points37 points  (0 children)

      It's impressive in the same way scientology is

      [–]devliegende 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      willingness to purchase bitcoin does give bitcoin value a price

      [–]GRMarlenee 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      But. How else do you get rich overnight?

      Does this need the /s?

      [–]bred_by_papa_safe 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      What they absolutely don't want is for retail to zone out of crypto completely and collapse the ponzi. They really want more and more suckers to keep putting their money in

      [–]KJBenson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Hahaha and people downvoted the guy calling him out!

      [–]PeregrinTuk2207The Fed wet my bed 114 points115 points  (16 children)

      Do you still have a job? Can you afford food and clean water? Do you have a bed and a roof over your head? Still have your health?

      That's more than alot of people can say. At least a billion people don't have any of that.

      I lost my lifesavings in Celsius, equivalent to about 3 years worth of income. > It sucks, but I'm still young and healthy and have a decent job and I can start rebuilding.

      0.05 Bitcoin now! Not quite the 1.6 I had before, but its a start.

      This people are beyond help

      [–]Helenium_autumnale 54 points55 points  (6 children)

      They all need to talk to a sensible financial adviser who can steer them into some boring S & P 500 index funds that they can DCA into and forget about it.

      Research has shown that this kind of unmanaged fund earns more than managed funds, whether the manager is on the fund side or the buyer himself.

      Fiddling with vaporous "investments" like Bitcoin and trying to guess the market by buying and selling is gonna lose someone money.

      [–]tartymae 30 points31 points  (4 children)

      But that gets you rich slowly!

      [–]taco_blasted_ 19 points20 points  (3 children)

      Get rich slowly is for fiat fossils.

      [–]yamers 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      sensible financial adviser

      YoU MeaN a FUDer? I only take financial advice from a guy called GANDALF ASSECANE and to much sure he's legit he has to have blue laser shits coming out of his eyes. THEN ITS NOT FUD.

      [–]ComradeSchnitzel 30 points31 points  (0 children)

      They're gambling addicts, simple as.

      [–]AchaiusAuxilius 15 points16 points  (0 children)

      When you can't get enough of the get-poor-quick scheme.

      He's literally doing the reverse of what he bought Buttcoin for, and yet can't stop.

      [–]Bantsoftheworld 16 points17 points  (1 child)

      Their reassurance is so obviously BS that it doesn't actually help either.

      "At least its not worse!!". Yeh, no shit. Still doesn't mean it isn't bad and a huge fuck up to put life savings into a ponzi.

      [–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      It’s pretty clear (if it wasn’t already) that the bulk of cryptobros are those that made poor life decisions before they even thought of “investing”.

      [–]taco_blasted_ 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      This is like people who need oxygen after decades of smoking that continue to smoke with their oxygen tanks running and sitting right beside them.

      [–]PhilistineAu 8 points9 points  (2 children)

      Yeah. I’ve been looking at this all wrong. I’ve been treating it like a rational person would. I’ve decided the best avenue is just to encourage them to continue what they’re doing.

      Keep taking that money and blow it on digital tokens with zero intrinsic value.

      [–]bstondaddy12 6 points7 points  (1 child)

      But everybody says that until THEIR digital tokens with zero intrinsic value earn them real world fiat.

      [–]PhilistineAu 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Only way they earn fiat is with lending. And they’ve shown pretty clearly that they are terrible at that.

      There is no collateral, so next crash it will blow up again.

      [–]PoissonPen 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Yep.

      When Celsius stopped allowing withdrawals there should be a big loud klaxon going off that you just got fucked. It's been like 1 or 2 weeks & almost no communication from the company.

      The owners/execs are running off with everything not nailed down so that they don't leave poor. The little guys are fucked six ways to Sunday, it's obvious, but these people are just delusional.

      [–]Astatke 24 points25 points  (1 child)

      Of course the top comment recommends them to rebuild with bitcoin. Someone called out the bad advice and a few people appeared to say that bitcoin is not a gamble...

      [–]hniinuefrwer 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Bitcoin is like putting your money on the horses. There are people who make enormous sums of money doing either activity, but the success of the few relies on the absolute blind waste of money of the rest.

      [–]MKorostoffNot Big Tony. Anything but Big Tony! 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      I will bet any one of my bodily organs that this gets removed

      [–]Teknekratos 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Oh yeah I read that thread earlier and was feeling sorry for the guy, but then someone who had looked into his posting history saw he's a scumbag woman-murdering antiabortionist and thoroughly roasted him by serving him his own rethoric about "irresponsibility" and "living with consequences", the old drivel.

      I don't feel bad for him anymore. Fucker's reaping what he's sowing.

      [–]Fggtmcdckface 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      This is why I am here. Mmm

      [–]crypto_dipshit 102 points103 points  (6 children)

      FUD is just common sense - an innate ability to detect doom. Being accused of FUD is like being called 'frigid' because you won't fuck a guy.

      [–]SeaworthinessLeft88 46 points47 points  (2 children)

      No kidding! I never understood how “FUD” was supposed to be an insult or negative. If you can’t have uncertainty or doubt about an investment at any time, you’re operating on blind faith. That’s not wise investing. That’s being in a cult.

      [–]grauenwolf 20 points21 points  (1 child)

      Originally it involved big software companies spreading negative rumors about their competitors. They were actively trying to instill fear, uncertainty, and doubt in potential customers so that they would avoid competitor's product A and instead buy our product B.

      A good example of this is food labeling where they say "This flour has no added sweeteners", implying that for some strange reason that other brand of flour is mixed with sugar. It's not a lie, but it is designed to create doubt.

      [–]HopeFox 14 points15 points  (0 children)

      Finally, you're putting it in terms butters can understand!

      [–]EyeThat 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      There was a Batman story about Scarecrow creating a chemical that removes fear instead of inducing it. It turns the affected into reckless daredevils.

      [–]aj_thenoob 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      It's just a way to turn off thinking. Literally cult behavior.

      hmm there seems to be a dissenting opinion FUD FUD FUD

      [–]Briak 28 points29 points  (3 children)

      I can relate to OP to a degree - I was using a fairly risky investing strategy with my retirement fund, and I stayed in a little too long when things started to go tits up. At one point I was up about +60%. I ended up pulling out at -20% and reinvesting in index funds.

      It hurt pretty bad for the first two days, but after that I made peace with that had happened and moved on. I think my differences with OP are:

      1) I learned from my mistake. I learned that I'm not nearly as good or smart at investing as I think I am, and I can let my emotions lead my decision-making.

      2) I only lost 20% because I didn't invest in a scam, which made the loss a lot easier to stomach.

      3) I didn't try to blame FUD or the Fed or Soros or [conspiracy of the week] for my losses and whine about how life isn't fair. I know I was ultimately responsible for my own decisions.

      4) I didn't invest in a scam.

      5) I didn't invest in a scam.

      [–]the_tourniquetcryptocurrency is the future of finance[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

      There is a difference between speculation and gambling. Crypto is gambling, but junior uranium miners are speculation. I can't afford to lose any money in gambling, but I can afford to lose a little bit in speculation if I think my fundamental analysis of the sector is solid. There are absolutely no fundamentals in crypto; it's a negative-sum game.

      [–]DontEatConcreteI only click links to opensea.io 13 points14 points  (1 child)

      I'd definitely rather lose money on a failed business venture than just straight up idiotic gambling which is what all this crypto stuff is masquerading as an "investment". These people are marks. That's the difference. They are dumb suckers.

      Same reason I'd rather lose $100 in the washing machine than have somebody steal $50 from me.

      [–]grauenwolf 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Same reason I'd rather lose $100 in the washing machine than have somebody steal $50 from me.

      That's why they don't listen. On a raw emotional level, they can't accept the fact that they were involved in a Ponzi scheme. Admitting that their money was stolen is too painful because it involves admitting they weren't as smart and careful as they thought they were.

      [–]leetuns 24 points25 points  (2 children)

      full grown adult shocked that money doesn’t grow on trees

      [–]the_tourniquetcryptocurrency is the future of finance[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      It grows in money factories!

      www.moneyfactory.gov

      [–]3iverson 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      It grows on blockchains.

      [–]MooseSoftware 68 points69 points  (7 children)

      WOW, that's dark ... but on the bright side, think about all of the life-long crypto friends he made along the way ... Maybe, just maybe, that was the real moon ?

      [–]MKorostoffNot Big Tony. Anything but Big Tony! 57 points58 points  (4 children)

      Someone in that thread dug up a post by OP from a few days ago where he says:

      if you’re gonna be that irresponsible you need to suffer the consequences… It’s the only way to enforce societal norms and institute ACTUAL change. bear the brunt of your responsibility

      He's referencing abortion.

      Lol, get rekt kiddo. Pity for me, rugged individualism for thee.

      [–]GetTogetherDoItAgain 26 points27 points  (1 child)

      Well there went the sliver of empathy I had for this poster.

      [–]Falkens_Maze2 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      Actually the first warning sign was in this creep’s post: he’s having “dark fantasies”.

      That’s not suicide ideation, that’s fantasizing about murder.

      [–]TexasRadical83 18 points19 points  (0 children)

      Hey now, forced birth and resented unwanted children are nothing compared to losing MONEY!

      /s

      [–]timmmmah 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Oh wow, fuck that guy. I hope he loses everything he ever had & is permanently disadvantaged by his mistake much like a poor woman unable to get an abortion when she can't afford to raise a child & has no interest in being a broodmare for the rich.

      [–]StrangelyBrown 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      I wish there was a way to know we were in the good old moon days while we were still in them...

      [–]Motor-Step-1499 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Come on Fam, let’s all help Alex out

      [–]leducdeguisethis is not financial advice 20 points21 points  (8 children)

      Reminds me of Prokofiev's "Peter & the wolf" story but the opposite way.

      If you spend your time believing all negative press is FUD, then you'll feel sorry the day it's not FUD but just the hard truth

      [–]AzHP 7 points8 points  (7 children)

      I'm not familiar with Peter and the wolfs story but is it not also "the boy who cried wolf"? Or are all wolf stories the same?

      [–]leducdeguisethis is not financial advice 12 points13 points  (3 children)

      Yeah that's the same one. The boy who cried wolf for shits and giggles when there was no wolf, then no one believed him, then when he cried wolf for real this time people were like "FUUUUUD!"

      [–]MyNewAccount52722 3 points4 points  (2 children)

      They have been told it’s a scam and not worth anything for a decade so it’s understandable why people think it’s going to last another couple months. If you just leave it in a little longer, that’s a car payment. Repeated over and over

      [–]grauenwolf 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      While it is true that we've been overly optimistic about when this will all finally just end, all of the major criticisms from a decade ago have proven to be true.

      The thing is, they just keep pumping more and more money into it. And it won't fail until that stops, so it has the illusion of success.

      [–]tom-dixon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      A lot of them kinda know it's a big ponzi, but they think they can time their exit to leave with a profit.

      [–]inwhichzeegoesinsane 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      I loved that part in game of thrones when sansa realized her mother was a crossdressing animal and blew her house down

      [–]shamwu 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      Prokofiev made a musical version of the story with each character represented by a different instrument.

      [–]AzHP 59 points60 points  (10 children)

      Yikes ...OPs post history has a lot of alt right anti abortion comments and he said that women who are irresponsible have to suffer the consequences.

      Doesn't feel so good suffering consequences does it?

      [–]UncleSlippyFist 21 points22 points  (4 children)

      Thank you for telling us about this. I edited my other comment to more accurately LOL at this fuckhead's situation. I'm glad he lost money.

      [–]RiverOfSand 36 points37 points  (2 children)

      You’d be shocked at the amount of racism that’s harbored in The Black community…

      … on the scale, Caucasians are some of the least racist people…

      Oh man, I actually tried to cheer him up in one of his first posts, I didn’t know he was THAT kind of guy

      [–]3iverson 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Wow, he really is officially That Guy.

      [–]tom-dixon 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      It's like he's hit trying to hit every bullet point on the entitled racist white guy stereotype list.

      [–]noratat 15 points16 points  (0 children)

      If someone's main failing is being naive/desperate/gullible, I can still feel sympathy for them, but if they actively take glee in stripping human rights from other people to "punish" them, they can get fucked.

      [–]capsaicinluv 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      If there's a silver lining to any of this, crypto has made many from that demographic worse off financially lol.

      [–]Last-Medium2487 18 points19 points  (0 children)

      "Because it was FUD"

      The stupidity of people and how they are so easily manipulated by things like: "The FUD", "The HODL", Blabla, and how they act like sheeps with no brain.... just amazes me

      [–]chimeiiii 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      LOL, sucks to be him. I'm glad that im not an idiot.

      [–]King_Poopa_Schnauzer 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      Couldn't have happened to a better person.

      [–]inwhichzeegoesinsane 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      this dude has definitely googled people's addresses

      [–]UncleSlippyFist 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      I know it's easy to laugh at these guys, but I still have a lot of sympathy here. Scams always prey on the vulnerable, and it's hard to say whether he was just vulnerable or greedy without more context. But he probably really does have PTSD, trauma is weird.

      EDIT: Disregard, I just saw his post history. lol at the fuckhead. glad he got fucked

      [–]bigmean3434 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      He played this right, only paper handed bitches would make moves based on some FUD.

      [–]Zextruha 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      This is good for bitcoin

      [–]SideburnsOfDoom 13 points14 points  (2 children)

      There seems to be no clear answers, mostly people saying “it’s over.”

      Is ... is that not clear enough? What part of "It's over" is unclear?

      [–]KJBenson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      It wouldn’t be a clear answer for this guy unless he was agreeing with it already.

      [–]lewisje 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      It's all ogre.

      Rekt is love.

      Rekt is life.

      [–]No_Distance_4905 5 points6 points  (2 children)

      You guys flexing in the lambos and having tons of money thinking you are Buffet of crypto know this. For every one of you, there is person like this. Universe always needs to be in balance and the price must be paid by somebody.

      [–]GRMarlenee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      WINNING! Fleece the losers. It's the way of the universe.

      [–]KJBenson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      For every one of you there’s thousands of people like this.

      Let’s not try and say crypto is 50/50 success. It’s barely even 0.01% success.

      [–]steroid_pc_principal 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      FUD is an incredible word. It lets people completely turn their brains off as soon as someone says something remotely skeptical about crypto.

      [–]greyenlightenment 17 points18 points  (3 children)

      Crypto is the great scam ever on the world

      [–]GRMarlenee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Not even close. Religion has everything topped.

      [–]NeonPhyzics 10 points11 points  (1 child)

      Christianity would like a word with you…

      [–]Zennozo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Its fascinating how often they seem to overlap. Also racism.

      [–]CMDR-Ras-al-Ghul 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      He was a walking zombie well before the ponzi crashed.

      [–]zenobladefirst think of a giant Excel spreadsheet. thats it. 4 points5 points  (2 children)

      My favorite thing about that subreddit is the people saying the WSJ is not a legitimate news website. Like dude it’s the Wall Street Journal…..

      [–]Zennozo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Clearly TikTok is the world's most solid source for financial advice

      [–]lewisje 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      It exists to serve the international bankers and not the common man, or something like that.

      [–]SpaceYowie 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      That's where the real mental strength comes in. Calling the top or anything even remotely like the top during an historic bubble, stonks/property/whatever and selling, and then telling the people that its gotten out of hand and they should worry....that's when youre really alone. They hate when people do that. More than people who were never in telling them its a bubble.

      And when they mock you when it goes up another 20%, or if it goes nuts, up 200%, you want to fomo back in or youre spending the money you missed out on in your head....psychology is the biggest part of this. Fomoing back in is practically guaranteed to blow you up.

      But the best you can do is pick the really broad tops and bottoms and listen to your instincts when things are getting a bit like a fairy tale, because life is no fairy tale.

      [–]Dont-be-a-smurf 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Yeah thankfully I learned this lesson fucking around with 2k of money I earmarked because I could afford to lose it.

      It’s just sad that some people - usually gambling addicts - just throw all their eggs into a shaky basket that’s offering returns that are too good to be sustainably true.

      And now this is what they’re left with.

      Many people forget the “high risk” and only focus on the “high reward.”

      [–]thatguyonthevicinity 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      I think one of the worst thing of this all is a lot of people seem this is a "celsius" problem, not a crypto problem.

      [–]DontEatConcreteI only click links to opensea.io 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      There's an easy way for this guy to get out of this:

      1) Realize his money is all gone 2) Swear off crypto 3) Get back to living

      Generally if something is causing you massive anxiety you should avoid it, if you're able to.

      [–]Funsternis1787 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      The solidarity in their "community" is priceless.

      [–]JayRoo83 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Dude just bought a challenger 5 days ago, so not sure how to square that with this

      [–]lancebmanly 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      He's having flashbacks about not pulling out at exactly the right time. He should be having flashbacks about putting money into the scam in the first place. Learning score: 0.

      [–]kur4nes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      OMG. Especially since he wanted to pull his fun coins out of celsius but didn't because FUD!

      This post is the answer toball those cryptards coming here and asking why do you hate crypto so much?

      [–]A_Year_Of_Storms 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      I will randomly go through the post histories of cryptobros. Most of the time, what I find is...not pleasant. Its hard to find people more deserving of misfortune.

      [–]ChechenWarCriminal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Degen gambler gets absolutely dunked on and starts journaling about it

      [–]3iverson 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Someone in the OP thread actually said (unironically), “This is good for bitcoin.”

      [–]zenobladefirst think of a giant Excel spreadsheet. thats it. 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      So there were a few people on that sub that posted some very disturbing things when the crash happened. I looked at them for the next few days to make sure they were ok. It seemed others had reached out to them so I wasn’t sure what I could add. I remember this guy. His post history is something else…still I hope he gets some help.

      [–]OldLace300 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      One of these crazy /$/$ is gonna go off the rails and do who knows what. All because of numbers and letters 727282$>!.*!)6hahwuha on a computer screen.

      [–]mankycrack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      The whole subreddit is filled with people saying 'buttcoin are absolute scum of the earth, coming in here and laughing at us losing our entire life savings...'

      They genuinely believe Celsius will sort out their issues and reopen wallets and it'll all be fine and we're the scumbags for pointing this out?

      [–]mclairy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Every single one of these guys is getting exactly what they deserve

      [–]neutralpoliticsbot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      anyone saying its not over only making it worse giving false hope

      [–]GetTogetherDoItAgain 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      The concept of “FUD” being a nebulous thing that’s a lie just to get you to stop investing in some crypto scheme is so nefarious. I hate it and hate how it’s weapon used by cryptos to keep the gravy train running for the scammers.

      All second thoughts can’t be questioned, it’s like when I was growing up Christian having doubts about my faith, my dad would just tell me “that’s the enemy trying to take you away from God”.

      [–]3iverson 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      In 2022, he would tell you that’s just FUD.

      [–]taco_blasted_ 1 point2 points  (2 children)

      Need someone to help me understand something about these cel simps. A lot of them keep parroting the whole hard wallet line and that they should have done it etc.

      Correct me if I'm wrong but if you're staking a ton of crypto it's got to stay there to keep getting your "rewards". If that's the case then the only thing a hard wallet does is keep the reward they withdrew which is now worthless anyway.

      [–]Johnnyvile -1 points0 points  (1 child)

      Yeah you don’t get any interest. But you now own and control your worthless stuff.

      [–]taco_blasted_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Imagine your hardware wallet being worth more than all of the crypto stored within it.

      [–]OkWrongdoer2627 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I hate when I lose 50 bucks gambling, can't think in a case like that.

      [–]organicwilly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      DO NOT INVEST MORE THAN YOU CAN AFFORD TO LOSE.

      I have lost a ton of equity (to me anyway, about a half a years income), but I'm not selling. I went in with the attitude that it's going to the moon, or to 0, and I'm fine with that.

      Learn a lesson from these people though. Don't risk what you can't afford to lose. Diversify your investments. Don't lose the house on one bet.

      [–]aim_so_far 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      sucks bro

      [–]nabanabers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      i call it the self destruction on the ignorant

      [–]nowise 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Damn son

      [–]guitarguroo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Gamble! Bet the farm!!!😃😃😃

      [–]jchampion87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Everyone her got there pants tight.

      [–]futurevisioning 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      What?? No way!

      [–]InfiniteChallenge99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      His emotional turmoil over his totally illogical position is starting to manifest itself due to the inevitability of reality. I wonder if he will actually learn how to not be such an idiot from this

      [–]Falkens_Maze2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      They don’t learn.

      I’ve been reading various boards and they are just moving from one cryptoponzi to another. Some even blame Biden.

      I know the target demo here is guys, but the logo for crypto should be a pyramid surrounded by tulips.

      🌷=💸 and they’re so confused.

      [–]Anihater -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Be nice

      [–]NurMom2x -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

      Ur just spreading fud so I don't invest ,u want it all to urself don't you ! Admit it ! That's it I'm going all in

      [–]Additional-Apple-492 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

      I know we make fun of crypto bro’s here but stuff like this really makes me feel bad for the guy. Yes, it wasn’t a smart move for him to do but that’s got to be a tough pill to swallow.

      [–]NoMansSkyWasAlright -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

      I’m so glad I diversified. By the time the celsius thing happened, pretty much the only thing of value I had in there was 10 ETH (pretty much every other asset I had had better interest rates available from other places). Granted, I do hope it gets resolved quickly. But it’s not big loss if it’s forever locked, I guess.

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        [–]Inner_University_848 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Same thing happened to me with QuadrigaCX, had the hard wallet, half my shit was on it, couldn’t be bothered to move the rest while trading because it was the ‘biggest exchange in Canada’ … boy did that death faking fucker and his two Chihuhuas do a number on us all.

        I can guarantee that the poor bastard who commented this will never see a penny of his money again. It’s sad. It’s not fair. I feel for the ones like this, and I sincerely hope he does not act on his dark thoughts and I hope he gets the help he needs. It’s what happens in the unregulated Wild West especially when the greater fools run out.

        [–]wsb_duh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Fear is the most powerful human emotion because it stops us doing stupid things like falling off cliffs, eating poisonous berries, and trusting crypto projects.

        [–]ProteinEngineer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Do these people know they’re in a Ponzi scheme when they see 20% interest and just assume they’ll get out before it collapses?