focus on similarities and relationships. and remember you are in a SYSTEM and you need to WORK THE SYSTEM. ie there is inflation. so get a car loan at 0% and pay that loan off in a few years. WHO CARES.
All the saving rhetoric was under the gold standard when there was no inflation!
Why "save" for purchases if inflation is at 5%?!?!?!
You have to have osme fun in life too. Have a balance in things. It's a paper money system. Save in terms of land, and income producing properties, etc. but also have some fun.