I’m really not terribly avaricious a person, but when you don’t have much money to go around, every little bit means a lot. I didn’t always feel this way. It’s come from years of trying to be comfortable while essentially dirt poor. (Yet I have two computers. Yay for America!) I think that even after I somehow manage to get myself financially stable, I’ll never lose the habits I’ve cultivated to help me survive as things stand right now.
I mean, really, I’ve got a warm bed. I’ve got a good bike. I’ve got plenty of clothes. I’ve got food to eat. I just want to be able to keep those things around.