Money really is strange, especially in the modern sense. We tend to think of it as concrete, yet it is anything but. It is really more a concept than an object. A five dollar bill is worth five dollars only because we believe it to be worth five dollars, not because it has some inherent value. It is simply a piece of paper.
We approach the precipice where a choice must be made and must be made clearly and purposefully. The decision that is to come will not be one that can be unmade. We must choose our end, or we must choose our means.