A lot of times, I hear people romanticize poverty. They laud the moral strength of not having enough to eat, and argue that not having a lot of money to pay for rent is a sign of an upright life. Or that their parents and ancestors, who had less money than they do, were somehow living a purer life.
But that’s just silly.
Celebrate what you have. Realize that a lot of people don’t even have what you have, and would do anything to live in the comfort you live in. If you’re a reader in the United States or another first world country, even if you aren’t even lower-middle class, you’re still ahead of far of the world in the personal comforts and luxuries you have access to.
Most of the world lives on $10 a day–the money you have, even if there isn’t a lot of it, makes you incredibly lucky. Spend it to the fullest.