06 diciembre 2017

how I became a Steemit whale and I survived to tell it

Author's note: any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental.

This story started a few days ago, when I received a notice on my smartphone. I had received a Steemit transfer of $ 5,000,000 from Steem Dollars.
My heart started to speed up in an alarming way. I got to thinking that it would come out of my mouth, because I did not understand what the hell was happening. I thought that this transfer was due to a serious error that I would have to solve as soon as possible.
Without thinking about it, I turned on my laptop. I entered my account, praying that it would not hang up and I could check it, overnight, I had become a Steemit whale. Once inside my profile, I selected the wallet and verified that, indeed, there were the five million Steem Dollars that I had notified my smartphone application.
Without getting out of my wallet, I checked the transaction history of the last hours. There was a transfer: 
Receive 5,000,000 SBD from Hesse
I looked for the user Hesse to find out who he was. I checked that he had a reputation of 75 and had signed up in Steemit in March 2016. Then I went into his wallet to see the history of his transactions. I verified that he had all his accounts to zero, and that his last transaction had been this : 
«Transfer 5,000,000 SBD to moises-moran». 
I froze again because that was the confirmation. I did not understand what had happened. I still thought that everything was due to a very serious error. Even to an act of hacking that had left the Hesse with nothing in its account and had turned it into an insignificant little fish. He  would be lost, forever, in the oceans of Steemit.
The first thing I did, without thinking for a moment, was to transfer the 5,000,000 SBD to Hesse, because I understood that they were his property.
I made the transaction of the money to its rightful owner. But after a few minutes, Hesse transferred the same amount of money to me again. He adding this enigmatic message: 
" The little fish want to be whales. The whales also want to be little fish, to cross the ocean without another goal to enjoy life at sea. Enjoy your moment » . 
I thought about what had happened.  I didn't understand what were the reasons why Hesse had detached himself from all his financial capital. It reminded me of the protagonist of a novel by Hermann Hesse , "The Glass Bead Game", in which his protagonist, becomes the maximum figure of the masters of the game, and when he gets it ...
After having assumed that I had become a whale, I understood the power I had. Not only when I published my first entry as a whale, but when I voted or commented on an entry that I found interesting, those I played with my magic wand, their post became the most visited and those that earned the most income. 
I spent a few days enjoying the power and prestige of being a whale, publishing and distributing my votes as best understood. One dawn I understood that a whale, first a is little fish, then dolphin. Someday, if you swim a lot and you travel many oceans, you can become a whale. 
So that same dawn, I entered my wallet to transfer the capital that Hesse had donated to me to solidarity projects in Steemit, but I did not find many. So, without thinking much, I converted the 5,000,000 SBD in dollars. I donated them to several organizations that dedicated to the protection of children, women, human rights, ecology, culture, education and poverty. 
The next morning I woke up being again a little fish, who dreams of becoming a whale, but who knows that, for this, he has to work daily and try to create content of a certain quality, to make a little bigger this great community: Steemit.
After a while I received a transfer from Hesse from two SBDs and with the following message: 
In the end you understood and acted . I was not wrong with you. I hope you get to reach your goal. You know the way. 

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