The Power of Boxers
Rarely in life do events unfold the way you imagine them in your flighty imagination, but May 31, 2019 was an exception to that.
This is a personal story (Stellabelle here), and in my experience it is stories that people still crave.
So, you may be wondering what's the backstory of Brock Pierce wearing a pair of boxers outside of his pants.......and I am here to tell the story.
Many months ago I had decided to create a digital painting that delved into the story of EOS and my role in observing everything that has happened in the year since EOSIO launched. It's been an insane year, and I spent more than half of it asking myself,
How can I best add value to the EOS network?
Where is my place?
Who is in my tribe?
What is my tribe anyway and will I ever be able to find them?
Finding one's place inside EOS is not an easy task. For me it began with asking myself this question:
What is important in life?
For me, it is about turning creative energy into a force that affects changes in the following areas: privacy, freedom, monetization of artistic work and evening out the playing field for all people to earn a decent income. The "Winner Takes All" economic system of Facebook and Google really bothers me. So does the creeping Orweillian surveillance state that we are all entering.
Like many others, I believe there is a different way, and I have sought out those people who I trust can make a difference in human progress. After I thought long and hard about the people who truly influence me, I arrived with three people: Dan Larimer, Crystal Rose and Brock Pierce. When I created my painting, titled, I LOVE EOS Crypto Royalty, each of these people played a prominent role in it, and they emerged organically in my painting, over several weeks.
After I had created my painting I sent it to Crystal Rose and Brock Pierce. Nothing happened. I was going to just wait til our Art Gallery had launched and then sell it in there, (as NFT).
As the B1June FOMO was reaching a fever pitch in April, I suddenly realized I had nothing cool to wear for B1June that expressed my EOS fandom. That's when I decided to make shoes for myself out of my painting. I quickly set up an Etsy store, designed some I LOVE EOS shoes, and then waited for them to arrive. A month later I got them, and was ecstatic. I realized there might be a lot of other people in need of EOS shoes as well.......it was then that I just decided for fun to make EOS boxers and underwear because, well, why not? It seemed hilarious, so I just let myself go and before long, I had men's and women's EOS underwear designed and I was laughing hysterically during the entire process.
I posted these results on Twitter, never once thinking that people would actually order anything, but to my shock, the orders began pouring in. Crystal Rose, CEO of Sense Chat ordered a lot of stuff, and that's when I really began to panic! I didn't even have samples for the stuff she was ordering! That night after Crystal ordered, I had a vivid dream of being in a mansion, and Brock Pierce lived a few houses down from me. In the dream, Brock and Crystal were heading to my house to pick me up for B1June, and in the middle of this crazy dream, I woke up, checked my smartphone, and there it was, a message from Etsy:
ETSY: Brock Pierce has placed an order.
I almost crapped my pants.
It was a very strange thing to wake up to, since I had been dreaming of Brock living next to me....in fact it was almost the most insane moment of my life.
When I finally met Brock and Crystal at the Everything EOS party on May 31 in DC, it was bizarre because Brock had already put on the briefs over his pants. I didn't say or do anything. I was literally dying inside!
After being at the party for a while, I knew I wanted to have Brock announce the I LOVE EOS underwear giveaway. I decided to just ask him for help. He was super nice and open, and offered to do it right away. I almost couldn't believe it. It was similar to my dream. Everything just flowed naturally, and there seemed to be zero resistance. This was a moment where my idea of how reality should be and my in real life reality met in a seamless, frictionless way. And I think it's because my goals are aligned with Brock and Crystal's goals, exactly.
We all want the same things, a better world for all.
Here are the briefs that Brock wore in the photo above:
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