. The feeling that you are only important when you have money is a distraction from your primary purpose.
In Las Vegas 2014, Bitcoins could only be purchased at Adult Bookstores and Sex Shops. Those establishments were the first in Las Vegas to begin selling crypto via an ATM. For about 6 months, Deja Vu was the only place you could buy a Bitcoin. The price the women were paying at that time was about $240 per Bitcoin. Today, Bitcoins are trading at about $20,000 per.
There was a push by anti-sex organizations (aka Christian churches) to shutdown sex worker's abilities to post ads on the Internet. They enlisted the help of an overzealous Catholic Sheriff in Cook County Illinois. I mention Sheriff's religion because the Catholics hate sex more than alcohol. They falsely believe that "sex is the roof of all evil" because Catholics repress their sexual desires. This is not an opinion. This is a fact. No human desires to be celibate unless they are a repressed homosexual who is also homophobic. Think about. it. Instead being a lesbian or a homosexual man, they choose to join the church and be praised for their ability to not have sex. They might even work for the church or become a priest to hide their sexual desires. This is where the concept of "sex is evil" comes in for them. They were told their desires for the same sex makes them a sinner against God, or evil. Tom Dart clearly believes that sex is evil. Newsflash for the Sheriff. Sex is not evil. People who deny their sexual desires view sex as evil, or a sin. So what the Sheriff did next was....
Sheriff Tom Dart thought eliminating Visa/MC would stop sex work
No woman wants to be a sex worker, regardless of what they tell you. Sex workers have learned how to be sexual because that is what they needed to do to survive. Most people do not know what the word "survive" means. I did not know until I married a USAF combat vet. Survival means the you do what is necessary to get food, water and shelter. Your brain goes into a different mode. Working is easier and pays more than robbery so most males get a high paying job. However, options in our society are not as easy for women. Women need to over-succeed in the office to outpace males who go golfing every Sunday. Sure, Mom would love to spend the day golfing but unfortunately she has to pick up little Jimmy from school in between shopping and running errands for the house. The point is there are very few billionaire emails who have the time to act like Elon Musk and fly to space. No, sorry. Women live in reality.
I mention this only to inform the readers who have not spent much time living in the underworld that being a stripper, an escort or an only fans creator is not a party; even though it looks like sex workers party every day. These women have been abandoned by their family, friends and society. Their life is lonely, hard, scary and there is no pension plan or 401Ks. Sex work is the only work where a person can make a decent living while still having time for herself. That makes people like Sheriff Tom Dart mad.
Sheriff Tom Dart (who is also a prosecutor and a Catholic) thought he would make life even harder for sex workers. The Sheriff went on a mission to convince Visa to shut down any bank who processes credit cards for online sex sites. The Sheriff knew that it making the lives of millions of women more difficult could stop people form having sex. He succeeded. In 2016, several websites lost their ability to process credit cards. So they started processing Bitcoins instead. The Visa ban only lasted for about 6 months but that was long enough to teach the women how to buy and sell Bitcoins. Visa came back with their own version of a blockchain currency.
Bitcoin replaced Visa
Visa stopped processing credit cards for online sex sites; for about 6 months. But that was enough time for sex workers to learn how to buy Bitcoins at the sex shops in Las Vegas. While Tom Dart was trying to disempower sex workers, he was actually empowering them to become millionaires. Many women started buying bitcoins as a place to save money. The price of a bitcoin before Visa stopped processing payments for sex work ads was about $300 per Bitcoin. That jumped to $700 a bitcoin after Visa stopped processing sex ads. Then it went to $1200, then $2000. Today, Bitcoin is trading at about $20,000 per.
What did we learn?
If you're a church, synagogue, mosque or coven that requires your subjects to harm sex workers, then the Universe will do something. Sex is not going away. And now Bitcoin is probably not going away either. Thanks, Tom.
Prozac is an indicator that your feelings are not happy with what your brain is doing with your life. Prozac numbs that ill feeling and replaces it with a small does of euphoria by way of serotonin. Marijuana makes you feel paranoid until you resolve your internal issues.
I have taken both Prozac and Marijuana. To back up, I did psychotherapy, group therapy and individual outselling for years before taking medications. I was trying to figure out something. I never really felt like I was depressed or addicted to anything but I went along with it because I found group and individual counseling fascinating. I was kind of loner so therapists and group therapy became my friends and family.
But I found that Prozac has some side effects that did not agree with me. Marijuana has side effects too but the side effects are gunner and sleep. The side effects of Prozac was mania.
Good luck in feeling better.