“The life expectancy for a newborn baby in the United States is expected to soon reach eighty years. Although life expectancy varies by gender and other factors, this means that the typical baby born in the 2020s can reasonably expect to see the dawn of the 22nd century. Eighty years might seem like a long time, but it is just over 29,000 days, and just a sliver of time in the context of human existence. Our lives are brief and transitory and our most precious resource is our limited time. Wealth can purchase many things, including better health and longevity, but no millionaire or billionaire has yet been able to purchase immortality. However, what wealth can do is to provide us with control over how we spend our limited time by relieving us of having to trade our time for income unless we choose to do so for non-monetary reasons.”

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