I'm giving myself an urgent warning that I have to stop buying books and start saving.
Buying books is fundamentally buying information, and wisdom comes as bonus. If you want to be right on something, you have to buy them. No free lunch. Thus I have no qualms that books are expensive.
Yes, I used to complain a lot, but not anymore...perhaps only on Karl Barth's 14-volumes Church Dogmatics. But other than that, I don't really complain. In fact I think those who complains on book prices are probably those who do not have high value on information. Thus some people dont mind paying $750 for a DKNY's shirt. But if you tell them that Karl Barth's tome costs $750, they will dismiss you as crazy, without even care to find out why it is so. But that really shows you how much that person care about knowledge and wisdom.Anyway, I'll curb myself from lavishly spending on books. Not because I don't value knowledge, but limited resources have to take family and neighbors into account.