How do you stop feeling guilty for having what you have?
December 27, 2006 7:08 AM Subscribe
How do you justify how much to spend on yourself when there are so many out there without? And, how much should you give to charity?
posted by pinksoftsoap to Society & Culture (31 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
I have struggled with creating a real budget since I became self-sufficient. The reason being mostly because I loathe the idea that I have SO much more than I need in comparison to so many who don't have enough to survive. Though I enjoy my comfort, I don't enjoy the idea that I have this comfort and thus, choose to almost entirely ignore the idea that it is money that provides it for me. I find that I have almost overwhelming guilt that I don't give more to others because there is ALWAYS more that I can give. Does anyone else struggle with this idea? How do you decide how much you should give to others? How do you decide how much comfort you "need" without feeling guilty?