The Lord is always worthy to be the master of the surrendered soul, for He is the ocean of mercy.
Srimad Bhagavatam 4.8.46,
Pride brings false independence and fails one to take shelter of Lord Krishna.
Unfortunately, on earth there is such a scarcity of gold that the goverments of the world try to keep it in reserve and issue paper currency. Because that currency is not backed up by gold, the paper they distribute as money is worthless, but nevertheless the people on earth are very proud of material advancement.