Needs and wants present choices. Often times, we think we must choose between needs, only to find that most of what we think we need is only a want.
When our eyes get bigger than our stomachs, we over-spend and break our budgets and are forced to start from scratch. That’s when we rediscover our proper place.
Once you learn to trim your own spending you get ruthless with yourself, you take a liking to straight-shooters, and get irritated with uber-polite yes-men. If we haven’t been there we tend to criticize the manners of people who have.