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Old 17 August 2016, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post
That quote (Dickens, isn't it?) is accurate enough; but it always seems to me that it puts the stress on the expenditures, as if one could always somehow manage to spend twelve pence (allowing for roughly 170 years of inflation) less.
I didn't read it that way, though I'll freely admit I lack context, having never read the book or heard the quote before. I just interpreted it as "if you earn slightly less than you need, you'll be miserable." Was it intended to imply that one can control one's expenses and therefore be happy?
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