Money: We all got it. We all want it. What do we do with it? And what, pray tell, is it?
Money is an invention, kind of like the car, Velcro or the toothpick. Money, like the car, Velcro and the toothpick, is convenient, if you have it. If you don’t have it’s like sitting and picking at your teeth for 45 minutes with your finger nail.
And with that, you’re shuttering.
It’s annoying to have anything stuck in your teeth, isn’t it? Pick up the toothpick and get that piece of food out of your teeth as fast as possible. And that, my dear friends, is where our society, human society, has gotten messed up. We want everything NOW and money has become the vehicle to get what we “want” when we want it, never mind the idea that you may not actually need it. I’ll come back to this.
So, as I keep reaffirming, money is an invention. I’m gonna be one of those people and quote an authoritative book to prove money is invented.
money [muhn-ee] noun:
1. any circulating medium of exchange, including coins, paper money, and demand deposits.
3. gold, silver, or other metal in pieces of convenient formstamped by public authority and issued as a medium ofexchange and measure of value.
Ok, here’s what I want you to gather: money is a thing, designed, used as a medium of exchange, has a given measure of value and is issued by a government, ya know, the people you demand to have running your country but they better not dare tell you how to live…
Around this thing modern society and ancient society has based their entire civilization. Empires are the prime example of this…America.
Now here’s the deal: While greedy folks are screaming that gold has value and
this piece of paper with numbers on it means they own “that” much gold, animals are completely unaware of the thought of value outside of the food chain. And here’s the other thing: homo-erectus, the species homo-sapien evolved from (ie humans) , had no idea about the notion of money. We are the evolutionary mistake when it comes to finance.