Because "they" said so ;-)
what really sucks many people place a higher value on that same paper over a human life but then again humans suck so i see why
because.. they have different numbers
Would you rather pay for things in gold slabs?
I agree. I'll trade you blank pieces of paper you can put whatever you want on for those old things. Or, you can explain why you value them more than blank paper.
Too sentimental I suppose.