“Frugality includes all the other virtues.”
People often think of being frugal as being cheap. But they aren’t interchangeable. Being frugal is saving money on things you don’t care about, so you can spend money on what’s important. It’s bringing your lunch to work so you can go out to eat with a special someone on the weekend. It’s forgoing the newest fashions so you can take that dream trip to Bali with your best friends. And it’s using those 2-for-1 coupons so you can buy one canned good for yourself and donate the other.
Do you agree? Does frugality include all other virtues? Talk to me in the comments!
If, in fact, you use some money to donate the “other can” as you say, then the argument is solid. But unfortunately frugality often turns into selfishness if we’re not careful.
Love this! Frugality is all about perspective.
Being frugal has taught me to be patient, to have self-control, and to be mindful of the world. My aim is never to cut corners just to screw over others. My goal is to live a big life with less junk. It takes a lot of self reflection to determine what you want most out of life and to forge a plan to achieve it. It is much easier to mindlessly spend and pay the bill at the end of the month instead of using your resources to purposefully build the life you dream of.
Being frugal is using wisdom!
Frugality has taught me not to waste but to deal with situations wisely