Money is one way that we assign value to things in the modern world. It is one of the main ways that we get goods and services that we need and cannot create ourselves. One way to look at money is to think about what it can be exchanged for, which is different around the world. In this video, see how much five U.S. dollar can buy of different foods in different countries.
Money means different things in different places. Let’s see what one U.S. dollar looks like expressed in other world currencies.
Money may be one way to value things, and that value can change, but it isn’t a very useful way to value people. Things like compassion, relationships, family and love are things that bring our lives richness. What do you value most? Share with us in our Monthly Theme Facebook group.
I was amused when my 18-year-old daughter, newly hired at an upscale mall shop during the Christmas rush, reported on how her work was going. “I can’t believe,” she said, “the amount of money that people are willing to spend on soap! Read more »
About Family Quest
Our spiritual journey begins at birth and continues throughout our lives. Whether you are looking for a structured weekly program to do with your children or whether you want ways to answer spontaneous religious questions, Family Quest invites people of all ages into exploring and learning on the journey.
We offer a wealth of materials for families about Unitarian Universalism and its many sources. The Church of the Larger Fellowship offers resources to help you bring strong faith development right into your home. Explore the resources here and then, if we can offer any further help, please feel free to contact our Fellow for Family Ministry, Sarah Prickett. Our goal is to help you carry the flame of our rich faith tradition into the home. Here at CLF, we are never alone in the quest to raise our children to be strong, Unitarian Universalists.