Is wealth and ownership of paper money the same thing?
Wealth is not paper money. In fact, paper money destroys wealth. If you are holding your assets in paper money, your assets are melting, causing big losses. People think of rising prices as inflation; but in reality, rising prices means depreciating paper money. If you own gold and silver coins, you are seeing your wealth increase. You are ahead of the crowd and will be able to buy bread when others are starving and their paper money is suitable only for toilet paper.