Why is it that we as a society seem to place so much importance on acquiring wealth? Money is only a means to an ends really. You don't wrap a broken arm in dollar bills or slice up cash to toss into a salad. Though if you have more stagnant money that you're really not doing anything with, that somehow makes you a better person so far above the peasants.
A friend of mine today offered to take us all out for lunch because he had gotten his tax return check in the mail. He didn't ask for us to repay him, only that we don't get the most expensive thing on the menu. The money had only been in his position for a short time, and he didn't let it fester in some bank vault that doesn't do anybody any good.