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How I Lost Myself in Search of Money

Freeing yourself from a soul-sucking job is a challenge when poverty is all you’ve ever known

The kids of Tondo, Manila. Image: John Christian Fjellestad/Shutterstock

You can’t “learn” to stop chasing money. It’s easy to say someone should get a career rather than a job, but it’s not that simple if you’ve only ever lived in piddling poverty.




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John Pucay

John Pucay

Author of Karinderya Love Songs; a 2020s dating and sex literary fiction novel: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B3WF1YF8/ More stories at johnpucay.com

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