I hate it. I really do. I wish I could just have everything I need, plus half the stuff I want, and call it good. I'd be happy to never, ever swipe another debit card, balance another checking account, contribute to retirement. Why can't I just have my financial needs met in exchange for providing services and we call it good? How can I exist off the grid without turning into the Unabomber and still have bi-weekly pedicures and Coach handbags? Is it reaaaaalllly that much to ask?