Civilization = Taxes
Civilization is the gatekeeper. He buys me most of my Security and I pay him first, without thinking. He buys me an advanced state of human society full of culture, science, industry and government.
He pays for the bike lanes and the police. He pays to train my future employees. He pays for the justice system. He pays for the safety net. He pays for the parks. I like him.
Most of the time anyway. He can be a jerk and I suspect he occasionally spends my money on his cuff links.