Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 8 years ago

Would you explain to us all ...what is money?


A simple question, or not, depending on what you've thought about it.

You can just choose a currency, meeting needs, and that's fine...

that's what it is to you.

Is it real?

Is it stable or 'solid'? meaning can you/I depend on it?

So what is it?


11 Answers

  • Favorite Answer

    In this world, money is the means of power. The more money, the more desire there is for more money, and, the more power one has over more people. Mo' money!

    If one chooses to live in this world and finds his treasures within it's parameters, it's as real as it gets. People will do anything for money. (Although 'drugs' takes a close second!)

    Money is a means of living in this world and this is all it should be. Money will not buy happiness, love and least of all; 'Peace'. As for stability, nothing in this world is secure - nothing. Whatever one has in material goods can be gone - overnight or within the blink of an eye.

    The One and only stable and ever-unchanging is The Infinite Father. :D

    Peace and Blessings always...

    (((2 Follow Him)))

  • 8 years ago

    Ecclesiastes 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

    The first time money is transliterated in the Bible is in Genesis 17. It was created to facilitate the trade of servants. The price of a bond-servant was 30 pieces of silver and it stayed this way until the day Christ was born.

    Money is trust. This is why gold has always been the base currency in human culture. You can trust gold with a simple test and you know the worth by looking at it. It requires almost no trust whatsoever which has made it prefect for human currency.

    The money we have now is based on only a trust in God that He will make our signatures, bonds, and other measures of debt acceptable payment. Better than gold if you will. This is where bond ratings and such kick in.

  • 8 years ago

    In the United States we use what is called Federal Reserve Notes. The Federal Reserve is not federal it is a group of bankers who control the currency. We get our currency from them by borrowing it and they charge huge interest rates on it. It used to have to be backed by gold but from what I hear today most of it is not they print it basically at will out of thin air. It says on our currency In God we Trust ..maybe the bankers say that but believe me all others pay cash. There is also a pyramid on it with the all seeing eye...kinda like the all seeing eye of Shauron in The Lord of the Rings!

  • 8 years ago

    All of those questions and 1000 more are answered in the famous "money speech" from Atlas Shrugged. Too long to list here.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    it's a means to an end. Simply a tool. A tool with instumental value to use the jargon

  • Jesere
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Money is a convenient means of exchange for goods and services...

  • Listen
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Milhouse in jail

  • 8 years ago

    A scam to control people

  • 8 years ago

    animals manage to survive without a bank account, somehow.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    the key to happiness w/o youll be one sad fvck! just look at bums or poor people. do they look happy?

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