I was talking to my friend yesterday, and she was telling me that due to various health problems, there are so many types of foods that she can't eat. She regrets so much that she was so thrifty when she was younger that she never ate all the foods she enjoyed. And now she can't.
The point of this little anecdote is, just as it is very important to learn to save (and earn), it's just as important to set aside money to just 'live' today.
Don't make money be an end in itself. Don't let watching your money grow and grow become an obsession, like the fictional Silas Marner. It's important to experience life as well, because that's how you learn. So watch a movie, or have that treat that you've been craving for. Buy that present for your friend. Take that holiday.
The key here is Balance. Save and Earn, but know also that money is just a tool for us to use to make our lives more secure and more fulfilling.