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Because you have a support network, so accumulating treasure matters less.

My extended family had a pretty happy life in NYC when they all lived a few blocks from each other. Proximity, shared community through the church parish and schools all reinforced those bonds. Their friendships extended to their neighbors and some even endure today -- 20-30 years later.

Today, we're all scattered and distance relationships require a lot more work for a lot less benefit.




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