Money is a very powerful and quantitative tool to measure relationships. Here's my logic. Your loved one is sick and about to die. The doctor says, there is a medicine which would cost you $5, can save his/her life or extend the life for one more year. I'm sure most of us would buy the medicine. What if the medicine cost you the whole wealth or more you made in your lifetime? What would be your decision? What if your loved one is >100 years old? There is a $$$ equivalent for everyone's relationship. Fortunately, we all get lucky in our lives by not having to face such tough situations. Thoughts??