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“I tried being a commodities broker for awhile, but everything turned bad in 2008. Things got so bad that my boss checked himself into a hotel room and shot himself. I think he had lost something like ten million dollars in side trading. The weirdest thing was that the last few days were the happiest I’d ever seen him. Up until then, he’d always had such a sad, dour look on his face. He was constantly obsessing over how he could turn things around in the market. It was almost like he was stuck in a video game and he couldn’t get out. I think he felt a lot of relief once he decided to end it. He’d never called me into his office for any other reason than to talk about the markets. But right before he died, he called me into his office to talk about Star Wars.”

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