I hope you love a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. -F. Scott Fitzgerald
My philosophy -since the selfishness people are capable of can be overwhelming stick to this and you'll never be at their level...
Yes to this in everything. This goes hand in hand with ways in which God provides for us: one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is wisdom, which is the ability to judge the things of this world in light of the highest end of man-- contemplation of God. And if we keep this in mind as we buy less but buy well, we might just have more than we think when it comes to being generous with God and with others, especially the poor.