In the olden days, in kingdom-ised India, a man was known by the amount of cows he had. A woman by the man she had. It was simple.
Evolution, along with bringing a multitude of choices in cars and washing machines, has also gone ahead and complicated the simple thing.
I've decided to propose a simple thing. Music.
(Now that man has developed a taste for cow meat, it would be torture to subject food as wealth. So we're leaving cows out of the mix for this one.)
So yeah, tell me your taste in music and I’ll tell you how many cows worth are you. I'm sure its a bit more complicated than that, but blame it on evolution.
I'm also proposing a take at this "evolution" thing. They’ve been telling me for a while now that we’ve become much advanced as a civilization. They throw moon landings, digital cameras, planes that fly faster than sound, disease curing antibodies, central heating at me.
All fair and well. But me, I won’t call us civilized till they throw a beer my way that doesn’t cause a hangover the next day. Now that's a daily useful evolution thing.
Call me a cynic. But know that my music cows outnumber your music cows anyday.