Original: 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.
Revised: Money seems to have such a big role in our society that we can’t do much or get far without it. Money has value even when it isn’t physically visible. In today’s society there is trust in the government and banks that our money is being properly handled, even if we aren’t exactly sure how it’s done. If the trust isn’t there then everyone will have their money hidden throughout their home. This assignment has shown how the Yap Fei, US gold, French francs, Brazilian cruzeros, and debit accounts are all similar and money is not so simple. Money is transferred but not actually seen and paychecks aren’t physical checks but rather money put directly into the bank. All that we really have is trust that the money is actually there.