[Frugality] is a necessary evil early in your adult life — like getting an education. Most people are never frugal and, as a result, never rich either. A few people are rich as a result of frugality, but they never stop being frugal, so what’s the point? They live like poor people their whole lives.
The correct approach is to start out frugal when you first go out on your own, then gradually shift to an enjoy-life mode where you live up to your means.