Money, Meaning, and the Aging Population

[Exploring Life] A large proportion of our lifetime is focused on earning money as a means to ensure our survival in society. In order to earn an income we participate in some form of work. This participation in the workforce is commonly viewed as “a contribution” to the economic growth of our society. The distribution of money across the population suffers from extreme imbalance; some people live in poverty while others have far more money than they require. Money in and of itself is empty and meaningless; nevertheless, it remains the standardized symbol of material prosperity in a modern-day dramatization of the survival of the fittest…

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