Money changes the interactions we have with people.
We keep an eye on what is exchanged from one hand to another, what is moved from one pile to the next.
If you have more, I must have received less.
It’s business. It’s cold and calculated.
When we pay for something to someone, we are done. Fair and square. Even Steven. No one owes anyone anything.
But when we give something to someone, that form of exchange brings us closer together.
We leave an imbalance, a tipping of the scales. Trust and attention grows. A connection is made.
And then we do it again. And again. Growing with each interaction we make.