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By Eric C. Alm
Weyerts Immanuel Lutheran Church 

In a changing world, we get happier as we grow older


When I graduated from college, it seemed like the world was my oyster.

The economy was strong, I had a good degree from a good school and was not yet burdened by the numerous concerns that living brings.

I was able to get a decent (read: $7.50/hour) job at United Way in Minneapolis for a while, and then a better (read: $10/hour) job at the University of Minnesota Hospital simply on the fact I could type 70 words a minute. That was pretty fast then.

The world has certainly changed in these last years. Jobs for grads now seem to be in very short supply. Rare is the recent grad with a job offe...

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