I love this clip in Its a Wonderful Life where Jimmy Stewart talks to people panicking during a run on the bank. The people did not realize what their money was doing – that it is was invested in other families, other people’s homes and businesses, etc. He was able to calm them down and ends the day with a liquidity of $2.00 which is enough to keep his bank open. From there it grows to small town prosperity.
Our money does a lot more than just comfort us. It is the seed for things around us to grow. Something to think about in these times.