As someone who returned to living like a student a good decade after the first time around, there is no joy in it. It may be cute and fun when you are young to live on noodles but it gets old real fast when you get older real fast. Money does make a difference. Most truly poor people are not happy because you cannot be in those circumstances. That fun time you were a student wouldn’t be a happy memory if you continued to live like that for another ten years.