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Here is how I explained my little sister what money is: 

Imagine we live in a world without money. You need someone to clean your house today and I am your neighbour who would be happy to do it. You promise me a basket of apples in the autumn for doing you this favour. Then one month later I meet someone who makes carpets and I realize I need the carpet more than the apples.

Some say you don’t truly understand something until it actually happens to you. And there is a big difference between knowing something and understanding it. I imagine that people who are really good at what they are doing are so because they truly get it, they understood that part in a way others didn’t. But how did they get there? Is it their passion, their spark, what is it that got them there?