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.
It is very difficult thrive in today’s society without money. Currency effects more aspects of life than most individuals ever realize. Americans are forced to have faith in the banking system that their money is being properly handled and holds its said value. Money is much more complex than its physical exchange for goods; it does not need to be seen or felt to be transferred. By understanding the this deeper complexity, the Yap Fei, US gold, French francs, Brazilian cruzeros, and debit accounts are all similar in function.