The Myth of "Own Your Data"
What does it mean to own something?
In Bitcoin, people like to talk about the idea of "owning your data".
Strangely, many seem to think "own your data" only means being able to monetize it. Sure, monetizing is one thing you can do when you own things, but that's just a small part of what it means to own things.
Let's think about a coffee maker. Do you own a coffee maker so you can monetize it? Not unless you're a coffee shop owner. The main reason you own a coffee maker is to make coffee for yourself.
Do you own a toothbrush so you can monetize it? Do you own a pencil so you can monetize it? Do kids own their Teddy bears because they want to sell them off? Do you own your phone contact list so you can monetize it? Do you take and own family photos so you can sell them to strangers?
People own things because they value them and want to use them.
Stop and look around. Try to find anything you own with the intent of monetizing.