Call me crazy, but I think money is worthless. Hey, lets make a bunch of paper strips with numbers on them and use them for EVERYTHING!!
Just because you say something has value doesn’t mean it really does.. When I was in the third grade, I took gravel out of my driveway, painted it with metallic gold paint, and sold it to the neighbor kids. They were ecstatic. Where else would you be able to buy REAL GOLD for a mere 50 cents?
The government distributes slips of paper and tells us they’re worth one, five, ten, twenty, etc. Does that really matter? Even if we all agree on the worth, if you really think about it, with inflation and debt, is there really any actual value there?
I’ll take an example from “The Big Bang Theory’s” Sheldon Cooper in hopes of explaining my thoughts here. In one episode he explains why he doesn’t believe in birthday gifts. He finds it to be pointless for him to guess at what the person might need, when they know what they need already. Instead it would be much more practical to give the person say.. 20 dollars. Then in return on his birthday the person would give him 20 dollars and the cycle would repeat itself until one of them moves or dies, leaving the other 20 dollars richer. To me, the entire concept of money is like this. Bills are traded around throughout the nation in a never ending cycle. Don’t they lose their worth after a point?
Instead of using money, why don’t we go back to the old ways of bartering? Let’s trade things for something we will actually use. Instead of giving someone a piece of paper at the store for some bacon, why not trade someone for it? ”What’s that? You need some eggs? Well I’ve got plenty. I’ll give you a dozen eggs for some bacon.” Once the trade is complete, both parties have bacon and eggs. Not only is the process one that has immediate rewards, but it’s much more efficient.
Like I said before, maybe I’m crazy, but I really just don’t see the point. Maybe someone can enlighten me. I’d love to hear people’s thoughts on this, for or against mine.