4.15.20 Rule HJ8945 Part B

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Bad ideas: good

Good ideas: terrific

No ideas: terrible

As previously stated, King World XVIII is a thinking man. He is also a man of action. Sometimes, these two traits can seem at odds. For if one stays too mired in thought, one never acts, and if one remains too consumed by action, one never thinks. But for anyone who actually makes consequential decisions, there is no onerous tension at all. You simply parry the insatiable desire to learn just a tad more by accepting imperfect information and choosing a path forward. Sometimes that path proves golden. Sometimes it doesn’t. Both outcomes are far preferable to a situation devoid of ideas wherein paralysis ensues.

It appears that the 4.15.20 Rule HJ8945 was less than perfect. Even with all of King World XVIII’s wisdom, 23.2% of the time his rulings require addendums. Yes, King World XVIII likes being right, but he also (weirdly) likes being wrong, so he celebrates rule updates.[1] In the case under focus, the delta between his perception of reality and reality itself was mostly quite narrow. There was one major gulf, though.

I must say that his oversight was a bit odd to me. In severance people usually require a transfer of some sort to finalize the ending.[2] While I thought my letter to you two was wonderfully explanatory, I had assumed an additional gesture would accompany it. Apparently not, hence the 23.2% genre.

The thing about almost all actions is that they are rarely completely final.[3] After King World XVIII’s consideration of his initial miscalculation, a new, necessary action became clear. 4.15.20 Rule HJ8945 Part B was added on 10.17.20. It reads:

As compensation for the cutting off of sympathy and refusal to accept excuses from those who are married, each couple subject to the rule will receive $125 worth of Bitcoin. The Bitcoin will be purchased on 10.17.20 and will be payable to the couple on its 10-year anniversary. During this nine-year window, the Bitcoin shall be safely stored in World Wide Treasury where it will hopefully accrue additional value to be entirely transferred to the couple at anniversary #10. This holding period exists for two primary reasons:

    1. To ease the transition away from sympathy, the couple can always look up the price of Bitcoin and remember that the world hasn’t completely forgotten about them.
    2. Humans cannot always trust their innate programming to guide them true, so it can be helpful for a benevolent outsider to force certain good decisions upon them. The good decision in this case being that Bitcoin is a terribly risky asset – a gamble, really – with a small chance of life-altering upside. If one is willing to take on the risk, one must leave open the possibility of an upside “Black Swan.” A forced “no sell” period is a simple way to do just that.

[1] Though I have seen him run “punishment sprints” to the point of vomiting when he was too far wrong.

[2] e.g., Give me back my things or four-month’s pay.

[3] Which is yet another vote for action over inaction, especially considering that new actions often only emerge following a first act. Sometimes the addendum regulations can prove tricky (especially for the leaders – King World XI comes to mind – who prefer being right as opposed to getting it right and who generally create an us vs. them dynamic that makes persuasion damn near impossible), but armed with his grace and humility, King World XVIII navigates bureaucracy with Lebron-like efficiency.