I like this. This would be a good place to discuss the meta mission and priorities of Ethereum and blockchain in general.
I find it stunning how often big agendas are pushed in this world without people ever taking the time to agree what they are trying to achieve with it. This is dangerous, people can wrongly assume that other members of society have a shared understanding, which then causes unexpected friction later. Or people do random stuff that “sounds good” without reflecting on the Why.
Somewhat controversial example, but let’s take climate change. The accepted opinion is that ESG is great and that climate change needs to be avoided/stopped at all cost. I don’t disagree, but I also don’t agree. I just can’t know.
Why? I don’t see that our world leaders have ever taken the time to discuss the more important, bigger picture questions like “where do we actually want to be as a race in XXXX years from now?”. How can we have decided that climate change is bad if we have never discussed what we are trying to achieve? How much we want to grow? If we even want to stay on this planet? Etc.
The thinking stops before enough steps have been made and it can lead us in the wrong direction.
Anyway, just a random example.