I am sure it is hard for some people to understand why I can say that money is irrelevant. It certainly seems relevant to everything we do, but that is an illusion because money is simply an abstract concept. It takes time before humans understand what money is. If you don’t believe me, just try to give a baby a dollar bill. No wait, don’t do that! They will most likely try to eat it. Something you can learn from observing human babies and animals is that food, water, and shelter are their primary needs. The fact that we can exchange money for these things is convenient. The trouble is that since money is entirely imaginary, no one actually has money. The dollar bills are paper, which is made of wood. Why can’t I pay with a log? The coins are simply made of various metals somebody extracted from the ground somewhere. The most unusual invention is the debit card, which can be swiped through a machine as long as the payment amount is less than the balance in a bank account. Bank accounts are less real than the paper or metal. They are simply numbers stored in computers.
The irony is that we can exchange something completely worthless for something we need. How does such a crazy system function? It is easy since people are good at believing in things without caring about their reality. Since it is not real, why can’t everyone be given unlimited money? They could, but then we face the problem that the real things such as food, water, and toilet paper are limited! Therefore wealth and poverty will always exist even after any type of currency vanishes.