I was born into a society where we are conditioned to want more and constantly strive to "upgrade" to the next step, financial or otherwise. I don't really need half the things I use, whether it be the clothes I wear or the food I eat. I would like to spend more time connecting with the people around me and experiencing the world and less time consuming material things.
When I took my coaches training, a particular subject area related to "What's hard to be with?" Often times, we human-beings in our need to be right, or loved, or even simply liked all the time means that we fail to stick-to-it when the going gets tough. I, too, have often been guilty of the same behavior in my life. One place you often find yourself not doing that though, is in a relationship that you've already invested a lot of emotional energy into. So what about the rest of life and other relationships?