Put yourself in the shoes of a Gen Z manlet:
1. Grow up in a hellish totalitarian panopticon the likes of which has never been seen.
2. Dress in gray and never speak in public.
3. Go through the repressed normal highschooler development of fashion sense online as an anonymous gamer in a community.
4. Fashion trends develop, designer clothes proliferate and people buy them to fit in and express themselves and their group identities, just like normal teenagers used to in real life. (I’m talking about hats and skins here.)
5. You’ve never owned anything in real life so you start thinking this is how ownership and property work. This is like how Millennials think online relationships are real.
6. Bitcoin takes off, so now you think this is how investment works too. Value is subjective, and people pay lots of money for art!
7. There’s no economic opportunity in your future and you don’t have a neocortex yet anyway, and you’ve never heard anyone say anything true except on the internet.
8. Trustworthy adults appear with an investment opportunity. It’s like Bitcoin except you own real art, so it’ll appreciate like a painting! It’s an investment! You’re on that grindset now.