Another Filipino proverb which I hold dear to me and is as important as anything in life is: Hangga't makitid ang kumot, matutong mamaluktot.
Which means: If your blanket is too short to cover you completely with your legs straight, bend them so that you fit. In other words, learn how to adapt to your environment and be satisfied with what you have.
Adapt or die! Not to die literally but it's important that the mind and body adapts to ones surrounding!