What is lost on us is how much value we are trading our money for when we buy something. We focus on the exchange of currency for an object that we want. What we do not realize is the value represented in that exchange. In a world of pre-fab goods, instant shipping, and low cost mass production that value is obscured even more.
That is not the inherent danger for us. What puts us at risk is that we lessen the value of our own efforts to produce a work product of quality. I think a society that is naïve to the real value of a creation is doomed to devalue the people that produce it. That is the danger.
Buy something handmade, something of quality. Inspect the difference carefully and when you trade that currency, realize the value that are obtaining. Perhaps then you might value the effort you generated to create that currency.