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“I think a person who takes a job in order to live, that is to say, for the money, has turned himself into a slave.” –Joseph Campbell quote

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“The gods only laugh when people ask them for money.” –Japanese Proverb

Turtle TwistJohn D. Rockefeller slips the bank teller a note that reads: “TRANSFER THE MONEY FROM GOD’S ACCOUNT INTO MINE.” The teller says, “But you already have more money than God!”

Money is a seriously funny joke. People don’t just beg, borrow and steal it, you know. They train for it, bust their humps for it, wed for it. Many live for it. Some die for it. But why?

“God gave me my money.” –John D. Rockefeller

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“I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need if I die by four o’clock.” -Henny Youngman

Time Out!Today, we are laughing with the gods at a finite metaphor’s cuckoo relationship to wealth, to love, and to life (not to say money, sex, and death). The finite metaphor is an invention of the human imagination: a metering device known as the clock.  

“They took away time, and they gave us the clock. –Abdullah Ibrahim

Once you get an inkling of what time itself is made of, its finite metaphors become seriously funny.

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. –Douglas Adams

Time…as meted out by clocks, calendars, birthday cards, sympathy cards…is a seriously limited metaphor of life, the universe, et al. Did you know you have the power to trade it in for an infinite one?

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