Price is the only aspect of bitcoin that can be manipulated
Don't be fooled into thinking otherwise. The current system (that stands to lose literally everything if bitcoin succeeds) is likely doing everything it can to gain control of your coins, including promoting intense volatility to shake out as many small investors as possible. They know you're poor and can't tolerate big swings in price. It is the #1 tool they will use whenever their system is threatened in order to keep the masses under their boot heels. As someone who used to be poor, the single biggest difference between having wealth and not having wealth is my appetite for volatility. If you understand bitcoin though, it is the safest, most stable asset ever to exist. Buy it and either use it or hold it. You won't regret it for so many reasons.