You are given the option to magically time travel and become your 2010 self when Bitcoin was worth fractions of 1 cent. But you can’t time travel forwards to your present self, you have to relive the past 11 years entirely. Do you do it?
Bitcoin apparently sold on the first public exchange, "Bitcoinmarket," on March 17 at $0.003 per BTC. Pocket change could make you a multi millionaire, a day's pay could make you a multi-billionaire. All you gotta do is relive every single second and minute of the past 11 years all over again. The present is not set in stone, you are literally just redoing the past 11 years, but you can redo them however you want to. But everything you know right now, you will know when you magically become your 2010 self. (I.e. you will be aware of the fact that you just traveled back in time.)
If there are things you have today that are irreplaceable (kids, family, whatever you love) is it worth this risk of those things maybe not happening due to some fluke or twist of fate that changes those things forever, even if you carefully relive your life to try and make them happen again (you know, other than becoming rich as fuck slowly over a decade)? Or was the past 11 years unavoidably painful in a way that not even any amount of money could make reliving it worth it? Or are you ready to go and wondering how anyone could possibly have any problem whatsoever with jumping on this opportunity, what a stupid question? Somewhere in between?
I personally have fun with this hypothetical because it's the clearest mental exercise of deciphering "how much is your life worth, to you?" in actual dollars I can think of. I personally won't reveal my answer (I have a pretty definitive answer for myself) so as to not taint others' opinions. (But I still find myself occasionally re-asking myself this question….hmmmm….)