All we really need are air, water, food, clothing, shelter, protection. That scares some people though. Surely wealth includes at least a few creature comforts.

But how much is enough, and how much is too much? That depends on what we want-- what we REALLY want. If we squander our resources on this and that, we won't have enough resources left o accomplish the things we rally want. Not having, doing and being what we really want is, to us, disaster.

"It's no shame being poor, but it's no great honor either." Sheldon Harnick