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A Note on the Papertrail

Spend me, count me, save me, need me. You see frankly, I don't care what you do with me. To so many of you, I am the absolute center point of your universe. And while you may feel like the boss when I am securely gripped in your hand or folded in your fancy Italian leather wallets, please believe me when I tell you that I am in charge and I ultimately call the shots. From Lincolns to Jacksons, to Grants and Franklins, I have many faces and I go by many names. While I am sure you already know most of them, I ask you not to strain yourself trying to remember my name, as I have already forgotten yours. I am not your friend or your lover, I may even be your enemy. Give me the chance and I promise that I will betray you. I will show you what it’s like to have me close, and then ill watch you destroy yourself trying to keep me in your pocket. I have a secret that I will share with you, you will never get enough of me. The more you have, the more you want, and that is how I keep my power. That is how I make the world go round.


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