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Editor's note: This article, by Inman News Publisher Bradley Inman, was originally published at BradInman.com. Click here to view the original item. I recently hopped in a San Francisco cab and the driver turned to me and said with palpable delight that I was his last passenger. "Why, what are you doing, where are you going?" I asked. He was ready to tell me his story and he did. "When I was 21 years old," he began, "my Papa in Argentina wanted me to come work in his locksmith shop. His life was simple; he woke up late and enjoyed breakfast with his friends. Then, he opened his shop around noon and worked until 6 p.m. He fished on the sea at dusk; then joined his friends for wine before having a long dinner with his family and friends, often playing music, dancing and laughing. "I told my Papa that I wanted to see the world and do more exciting things with my life. I announced that I was going to the United States for adventure, fame and for...