I’m a big fan of the Foo Fighters. I have been since I discovered them in high school, with their album The Colour and the Shape. They were in town for a concert the other night and I really wanted to go, but I waited until almost the last minute to buy tickets and they were a decent amount more than I expected to pay.
Not so much.
It took a comment from my lovely wife to put things in perspective. And I quote:
You’re never going to look back on your life and say “I wish I wouldn’t have spent that money” but you might look back on your life and say “I really wish I’d gone to that concert.”
Isn’t she brilliant? I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in frugality or saving money (or even earning more money) that we forget to live. Money isn’t life and I think we all need to be reminded that life is precious and we ought to take advantage of every single day.
The moral? Don’t be too frugal. You only live once (presumably).