We all grow with time and so do our income. We get increment in our office or we see increase in profits from business. Even though our income increases from many sources, our savings stands at the same level due to increased expenses. I was discussing saving with a friend with whom I started my career. We both looked at our growth in income and it looked decent, but we were sad to realize that our saving level didn't change much. Our increase in income didn't help us to increase our saving mainly because we were spending more than ever before. That was a striking moment for both of us as we both were happy even at our starting level income and thought that we could spend our life on this with just minimum growth (I know it is funny). But, the reality was different. We got growth more than we thought and in ideal scenario we should have saved more as we were happy spending less. I am sure most of you will be able to relate with this as we don't understand where does our income disappear by the first week of every month.
Now there is another argument stating that there is nothing like spending more. My another dear friend told me that spending gives him pleasure which he defines as happiness. May be he is right. If not happiness at least spending gives pleasure. Then, why should we worry about increase in the expenses. We should live the life as it comes and spend wherever we can. For me, the question arise is how many hours I am spending on work to earn the income to pay any expenses. How many hours I am staying away from my wife and my daughter to earn that money? For how many hours I am not able to do things I like to do to make enough to spend? For me it is always a question of how much value any expense is creating in exchange of giving up the life I want to live.