Nowadays, many people consider money an end in itself, working endlessly simply to increase their wealth. Money should be, however, a means to an end – the key opening a door to a happy life, whether that means personal comfort and security or fabulous experiences while traveling the world.
Personally, I come from a background where a banana was, for years, a nearly unheard-of luxury. I am careful with money, never spending on entertainment what needs to be spent on necessity. Still, I remember to allow myself little luxuries when the opportunity does present itself – and I hope you do, too.