"Living for others," others say, "is best."
It might pay better than self interest:
For when you bitch things, as you're bound to do,
It's they who don't get what they want, not you.
Note the characteristc figurative use of money in the context of sexual desire.
from Philip Larkin's Complete Poems ed. Archie Burnett (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2012), paperback edition forthcoming