Before the invention of money as the medium of exchange, the system was barter
exchange.This system followed a procedure wherein one had to give something in
exchange of something else.Like for example: Giving Rice in exchange of some crops,
furniture in exchange of utensils, maybe a thank you for kindness or a smile for another
This was practised until the invention of Money, a medium of economic transaction
worldwide. To simplify, it's basically a piece of paper (which ironically has not yet seen a
Dustbin!) with a certain amount and pictures printed on it with signs and authorizations
from the government and a unique silver seal on it. However, speaking of its current
status, it's nothing less than a key to own the world today.
Money in today's world is more than just a medium of economic transaction or a medium
of buying and selling. Everything starts from money and ends on it. From education to
culture, from history to future, everything rounds up to money. It has become the core of
everything, be it materialistic entities or human emotions. Earlier it was "A man is known
by the company he keeps" but today, it is "A man is known by the amount of money he
The symbol of power in modern society - money makes everything click and how! It
remains the single source of almost all temptations and motivations ever known to man.
Money owns everything. It can buy anything, right from education to emotion to relation.
Nothing seems impossible if you have money.
Money has gained a reputation which is higher than God himself, a value which is higher
than human emotions, a bond which is more than blood relations. As a famous song
proclaims, " Na Baap Bada Na Bhaiya, Sabse Bada Rupaiya", the world is running on the
"Wheels of Money".
Man is ready to do anything for money. He is slowly but steadily turning into a sort of
predator, thirsty, not for blood and flesh, but for money, more and more of it. Money is
said to be root cause of all evil but ultimately at the end of the day the fact is all of us
need it. The thing invented by man is now worth more than man himself.