Money seems to have a big role in our society; you can’t do much or get far if you don’t have any. Money is valuable in different ways, even when you don’t see it physically. In today’s society you must have faith in the government and in the banking system that your money is being handled in the proper manner; if not, then you would have to hide all of your money under your mattress or around your house. I have no clue what happens in the banks, or how they take care of your money. I always thought money was simple; you either have some or you don’t—that’s it. However, being introduced to this assignment, the Yap Fei, US gold, French francs, Brazilian cruzeros, and debit accounts now seem similar. You don’t actually see your money being transferred. When you get paid, you aren’t handed cash, you don’t receive a physical check, the money’s all directly transferred to your bank account, and you just have to trust that you got more money.
Money is the focal point of our society. Those without it tend to lead a less luxurious life than their counterparts. Without even being physically in your possession sometimes, money rules us. We fully let ourselves take care in our government and banking systems to provide the utmost care in handling our money in the proper manner. Though the normal person does not generally even know what the banks are even doing with our money! The idea of money seems simple at first; a person either has money or does not. Now, after seeing some new things introduced to me in this assignment, the similarities of the Yap Fei, US Gold, French Francs, Brazilian Cruzeros, and debit account, become much more apparent. There is no place to actually see the money being transferred or where it comes from, it just kind of happens. Take a paycheck for example, where is the physical check or the wad of cash? The money is magically transferred to bank accounts with no signs of it happening. We all just have to trust that the number in our bank account goes up.