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About a year ago, I started learning about money. Not in the sense of how to get rich, or even the fastest way out of debt — although that interested me greatly — but what was the purpose of it? We exchange money every day. It’s how we buy apples, jeans, and a place to call home. But why are we working so hard to earn money, instead of, say, . . . happiness? The impetus for these thoughts was my recent law school diploma and a new job — the best job I could have hoped to get coming out of law school. And yet as I sat behind my desk and learned how to work with a secretary, a latent sinking feeling developed….