- Money seems to have a big role in our society; you can’t do much or get far if you don’t have any. Money is valuable in different ways, even when you don’t see it physically. In today’s society you must have faith in the government and in the banking system that your money is being handled in the proper manner; if not, then you would have to hide all of your money under your mattress or around your house. I have no clue what happens in the banks, or how they take care of your money. I always thought money was simple; you either have some or you don’t—that’s it. However, being introduced to this assignment, the Yap Fei, US gold, French francs, Brazilian cruzeros, and debit accounts now seem similar. You don’t actually see your money being transferred. When you get paid, you aren’t handed cash, you don’t receive a physical check, the money’s all directly transferred to your bank account, and you just have to trust that you got more money.
- Revised: Money seems to have a big role in our society: we cannot do much in life without it. Money is valuable in many different ways, it may not always be physically. In today’s society we must have faith in the government and in the banking system that our money is being handled properly; if not then we would have to hide all of our money under our mattress or around the house. I have no clue what happens in banks or how they take care of our money. I always thought money was simple; we either have some or none at all. However, being introduced to this assignment, the Yap Fei, US gold, French francs, Brazilian cruzeros, and debit accounts now seem similar. We never actually see the money being transferred, we never physically receive cash or a check on pay day. The money’s all directly transferred to our bank accounts, and we just have to trust that we got more money when we are supposed to.
0:00-0:01 You can see the back if a man in a nice shirt with flowers in his hand. He’s knocking on the door and we can tell he’s about to take her on a romantic date.
0:02-0:05 A young lady opens the door wearing jewelry and a nice dress, she smiles the whole time while looking into his eyes. She’s into him.
0:06-0:09 He follows her into the house biting his lip. You can see he really thinks she’s attractive
0:09-0:12 The camera shows his face while she walks away. You can see that he’s looking at her butt.
0:12-0:15 The camera zooms into the woman son’s fist. You can tell he’s not happy about this man taking his mom out.
0:15-0:18 The man sat on the couch comfortable and was happy and the little boy is mad standing next to him. He wants him to leave.
0:18-0:21 The man grabbed a Dorito and he’s excited to eat it while the little boy is annoyed abut the presence of the man.
0:22-0:25 The little boy is breaking down the ground rules to the man with his finger in his face.
Money is something we cannot live without but we cant take it with us when we die. Our daily life revolves around money rather we like it or not. We go to school and wake up in the morning to make money because money runs the world. Without money we can’t eat, we don’t have a place to stay, we will live a stressful life without money. The more money you have the powerful you are. The most powerful figures on this planet are filthy rich. You can earn money in a million different ways and I believe that’s the reasoning for a lot of criminal activity because people are money hungry and will do anything for money.
In the article, “The Island of stone money,” by Milton Friedman he discuses the Yap people unique money system. According to the article the people of the Yap have been using a single currency if money for several years. The currency is a massive stone wheel called rai. With no precious metals on the island they resorted to limestone. The most interesting thing about the currency is that the stone don’t come in small exchangeable pieces but with massive discs with an opening in the center. When someone wants to make an exchange for the stone like a house, the seller would simply knowledge that the disc belongs to them. Its based on trust because you cant exchange the stone between one man and another. The people of Yap didn’t need to see the stone to know it exist just like we don’t see every dollar of our pay checks.
Broadcasting journalist a NPR radio told the story of Brazil 1950’s massive amount of inflation. The president of Brazil was responsible of prize freezing and restricting people from moving money to their bank which caused locals to be furious because their money was held captive in the bank. In 1993 Brazil’s finance minister turned to economist Edman Bacha for help. He wanted people to have faith in money again. He came up with is virtual currency. The people of Brazil had no problem in adopting this form of currency into their lives. That sense of financial stability was returned to them and surely enough, inflation rates decreased dramatically.
- Concussions in Football
- Concussion and helmet design in football
- The number of concussions suffered by players with the new improved helmet design.
- Helmets that absorb the impact will reduce concussions with football players.
- Reducing helmet to helmet contact will reduce the amount of concussions football players will get.
- Eliminating helmets from football will reduce concussions more than helmet improvements.
What Life Lessons are counterintuitive?
It seem counterintuitive that the less you need something the more it’ll present itself to you. Most A-list celebrities worth multimillions have access to free clothes, free food, and free drinks wherever they go. Its easier to make friends when you already got some. Its easy to get a girlfriend when you already have one. The people in need have to struggle everyday to get what they need when the people who have everything has easy access to whatever they want.
Men Defining Rape
It seems counterintuitive to claim that women bodies magically fend off rapist sperm. According to the code of Hammurabi which dates back to 1780 BC, defines rape of a virgin as property damage against her father. During the 13th century punishment under the Saxon Law varied according to the type of woman that was raped. A virgin, wife, widow, nun, or whore all had different punishments. Some states in the 90s had laws that held statutory rape wasn’t rape if the women was impure. Females was viewed as property. A married women can not be rape by her husband because the wife give up herself once she legally signed to be his wife. An 19th century gynecologist stated that if you don’t squirm a lot, its not rape.
That Daily Shower Can Be A Killer
It seem counterintuitive to believe that its a huge risk when showering everyday. Falls are a common death for elder people. In a 15 year life span, its 5,475 showers if showering everyday and the risk of slipping in the shower is 1 in 1,000 chance. That means someone can die or be crippled about 5 times in a 15 year span. Studies have compared Americans perceived rankings of death with the ranks of real dangers and let say that we underestimate the risks of events that we can control.
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