Hundreds of years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that my ruins become a tourist attraction.
Moai money, moai problems.
Our burden is to take bold, dramatic actions. Should those fail, your burden is to suffer bold, dramatic consequences.
Those who demand we all do more with less somehow always end up on the more side of the ledger.