Since we are discussing perspective here is a great quote that just recently came to my attention:
“My gift is nothing, I can have everything I need with less then one percent of my wealth. I was born in the right country at the right time and my work is disproportionately rewarded compared to teachers and soldiers. I'm just giving back surplus claims that have no value to me but can do a lot for others. The people I really admire are the small donors who give up a movie or restaurant meal to help needier people”.
Warren Buffet responding to the question, "Why did you decide to give almost all of your money away".