Money is a human invention. But that doesn’t mean it’s meaningless. Many ideas have created unimaginable positive effects over history and money is an idea.
It’s an idea of using an object that’s limited enough to be scarce, but common enough to be owned by anyone to represent value. You can argue all day whether or not everything could be valued in financial terms. But many things important to life can be, and money helps us make sense of those things.
Much as a centimeter helps us make sense of how large an object is. A unit of money helps us make sense of how much we want something.
It’s far from perfect, but life would be much more difficult to make sense of if money didn’t exist.
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