Last week, Freakonomics published a podcast entitled, "Diamonds Are a Marriage Counselor's Best Friend." It's a great podcast and I'd recommend a listen, as it features a great exploration of how couples make decisions about money in the context of marriage. In addition to that, however, it covers a topic which I think is absolutely fascinating: the history of the value (or lack thereof) of diamonds. I think the example of diamonds is very instructive towards how we think about meaning and significance for all of the goods in our lives, but interesting as a standalone story as well. I've written about this previously, but I'd like to bring my words up again as I think it's a discussion worth having. Regardless of whether or not you disagree with the diamond industry, I believe that it is helpful to develop an understanding of how you determine value in your own life.
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