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Seeking Tribe #10: Birthday in Quarantine

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I turned 26 years old yesterday.

Usually having a November 21st birthday is quite nice because I’ve always been able to see family and friends, due to its proximity to Thanksgiving.

This year, I decided to just isolate and lay low because of the recent spike in hospitalizations in Rochester (and throughout many states in the US).

I will celebrate with a few friends once Thanksgiving is over but my response to everyone asking me, “What are you doing to celebrate?” was “Not much.”

Thank you all for the warm birthday wishes! They really mean a lot.

The Best of my Recent Reads:

  • “In the United States in February 2020, pre-pandemic, 8% of the workforce worked remotely. When the pandemic hit, that rose to 35% in May and bounced back to 24% in August. In Canada, in 2018 ~13% worked remotely, that grew to nearly 40% of the workforce working remotely in March 2020 [3,4]. In Europe, pre-pandemic, 5.4% of the workforce worked remotely, which rose to nearly 40% a result of the pandemic. We can assume there’s growth in remote work in regions outside US/EU too.

    In just a few months the amount of people working remotely ballooned to ~125 million people in North America (US, Canada) and Europe, or over 5 times the amount before the pandemic” [from: The greatest human migration in history will happen in the next decade (part 1) by Peter Levels]

  • “Billions of savers worldwide must therefore reckon with inflationary currencies, or monetary repression — a state of affairs where they don’t have the freedom to move their assets around. This latter phenomenon is often imposed by central banks that fear currency flight and accompanying depreciation…

    The Lira isn’t the only sovereign currency in which Bitcoin is already trading well beyond its prior highs. Other currencies where Bitcoin has already hit new highs since 2017 include the Argentine peso, the Russian ruble, the Venezuelan bolivar, the Brazilian real, the Colombian peso, the Lebanese pound, the Sudanese pound, and several others. Those countries alone account for 523 million people” from Nine Bitcoin Charts Already at All-Time Highs by Nic Carter

    Bitcoin’s valuation in USD has risen by over $5,000 USD since the last time I shared an article from Nic Carter. It is now approaching a new all-time-high in USD. This bull-run looks distinctly different than the previous run-up in 2017.*

    [*Nothing in this newsletter is ever investment advice. I just think this is an interesting topic – although I wish I had followed the enthusiasm of my friends who were into this in 2014 :’)]

I wanted to keep this week’s newsletter short. I’m sure there’s a lot on everyone’s minds as we prepare ourselves for what has been branded a ‘dark winter’.

I plan on:

Please reach out if you feel isolated and need some social interaction! We will get through this together, you’re not alone.

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