There are plenty of books telling us about scandals involving the money supply and how it was looted by governments when the Gold Standard was abandoned; about banks profiting by lending money they don’t even have, etc, etc.
We sometimes need to be reminded that money does actually represent something and possess inherent meaning, however distorted and manipulated it may be in the financial capitals of the world.
When that pound of clay is transformed into a useful and perhaps beautiful fruit bowl there has been value added to our world. It is the same with most human endeavour whether it adds value to the land; makes music to please our ears; creates products to enhance our lives; or finds means to make us healthy. We represent that value with money. So don’t be confused into thinking it is all imaginary, even though some strange people might be in control of it.