Well, the funny thing is I personally don't believe money is the most important thing in life. I believe it is all about family and friends, and since I am a Christian, following Jesus' footsteps closely since that is what the bible says is what will make you happy. Of course the media has brainwashed everyone into thinking material things are all you need and the more you have, the happier you'll be, and many a man have found themselves on their death bed regretting their ride on the merry-go-round of this world, it's all about the rat race. However, it seems like if you don't have money you can't have fun, no money no honey, no money no funny. You can't go out with your friends and have a good time, you can't buy the things you want or even eat or live without money. So I do believe it is a means to an end. I personally believe money facilitates happiness but I think it is only that way because of the banking system and capitalism that we all follow. I personally believe that with today's technology we would be able to live without a monetary system in a utopia, or something very close to it. Note I said with today's technology. Without machines to do everything for us in the past and technology to support a utopian system, the monetary system, and bartering systems had to be set up in order for society to operate. I personally think we have outgrown the monetary system and it should be replaced with a new and improved system. But that's just me. So what's your take on the whole matter? Does cash rule everything and will it always be king? (or as the Wu Tang Clan said in their famous song, C.R.E.A.M., Cash Rules Everything Around Me) Btw, I personally don't have a lot of cash, I have just enough. And for that I am thankful. Some people literally don't have two nickels to rub together.