Why Money?

Item #7 found in my treasure chest – silver dollars

Money. Think about all the songs or movies that center around money. It’s a huge part of life today. I have to remind myself that money isn’t anywhere close to being one of the most important things in life, but at the same time, we do have to make money to live.

The first idea of money originated a looooooonnnnnnnggggggg time ago. Some cultures used blocks of salt as money, and later civilizations printed money on leather strips. Then of course you have coins which came along later. The first time paper money was used was in ancient China.

Now, almost all money is paper or plastic, but money is also unique depending on what country it came from. I have some Costa Rican money in my treasure chest. It is much thinner and more colorful than the United States dollar.


Whenever I find a piece of foreign money I put it away in my treasure chest. I’ve also collected three silver dollars. Each silver piece is different and unique although they all equal one dollar. I think I keep the silver dollars because they seem to have more value than a paper dollar.

But at the end of the day, I think this quotes sums up perfectly how to look at money.

“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” –Jonathan Swift


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