Currency is such an important aspect of our world today. Without it, there would be nothing. It has evolved so much over the years in many different countries. People have worked hard for their money but the real value goes straight into our bank accounts. Nowadays, money is usually not seen in our hands unless it is in the form of a debit card. We use these cards to pay for things when we do not have the exact amount of money in our hands. Many may believe that currency is puzzling and hard to completely understand. But in our world today, we would be nothing without it.
In a way, the whole concept of money is pretty strange. We are able to use money in the form of a dollar, but we can also use money in the form of plastic. This plastic card shows the cashier that we are completely able to afford what we want to buy. We as people are being told that we have all of this money when it is not physically in our hands. The Yap used their money as giant stones and whoever owned the biggest stone was the wealthiest. The concept of money may be strange but it requires trust. The French trusted America to label their gold with their name on it. The Yap also expected everyone to be honest about the fei that the actually owned. There is so much trust that our money is being protected and that it is actually there but we never really see it.
After reading this, I have noticed that our system and the Yap’s banking system are closely related. They are built upon trust and we would be nothing without currency today. We may not have it in a physical sense but that little plastic card is so important in our society today just like the stones were to the Yap.