So if you see a gold nugget on the ground you will walk right past it, right?
The OP is saying nothing of the kind, your decision to pick it up is based solely on your perception of gold's value and not on any intrinsic value it may have.
Consider that there is a small nuget of raw gold on the ground and a piece of paper. You are allowed to pick up one and not the other.
Which do you choose?. That is going to probably be based on the value that society, as a whole, has imparted to these objects and the value you percieve in them.
If you want to think about the actual intrinsic value of a piece of gold vs a piece of paper, remove humanity from the example. If humanity disappeared overnight, all the gold in the world would be worth just as much as all the paper in the world.
Actually, paper would be worth more. Insects and worms can eat it, and birds and rodents can make nests of it. Gold would be completely useless. Intrinsically, after the demise of humanity, paper is worth more than gold. Only humans use gold in any valuable way (electronics and decoration).
The value of gold is completely imaginary and made up just like unicorn poo. It should not be called the 'gold standard', but instead 'the gold variable'.