Miky was telling me last night about a Chinese proverb that I thought described me perfectly in my youth.
If you want to be rich:
Do less hobbies
I only ever ate food that I prepared - very rarely did I go to KFC, McDonalds or Pizza Hut.
I hardly ever bought new clothes - very little money wasted in that department.
I didn't do too many interesting things - I was a boring bastard.
By following this proverb I built up some assets. One more line should have been added. Don't get married and have offspring. I'd be a rich man now - but only in terms of assets. Maybe I like being richer for the family experience.