I think the most valuable luxury—the one that carries us through high and low times alike—is to experience tangible meaning through our actions.
It naturally follows that being able to create meaning for ourselves is something of a superpower. I think that’s why creativity, clear perception, discipline, audacity, etc. etc. are emphasized throughout narratives/philosophies/religions—because all those qualities are conducive to empowering us so we can generate meaning for ourselves, without having to rely on eloquent figureheads.