The story of the people of Yap is a very intriguing story about money and how different people have different concepts of money but are these concepts truly different. While reading and listening to the different stories I began to realize how Yap’s concepts of money are closely related to the concepts of Americans. Like the people of Yap, people of America exchange some sort of currency to do business. For example, Americans write out checks and provide those checks to other people they are doing business with. On the other hand, the people of Yap exchange their ownership of a huge rock to do business. Both the checks and rocks are strongly linked to each other because they are a form of currency people trade to do business. Currency never changes just the owner.
In my honest opinion I believe that money is a way of keeping score. The harder you work the more points you are likely to get.