Saving for your retirement isn't a selfish act. ... Properly saving for retirement says that you care enough about your family and friends to not burden them with taking care of you in your post-earning years. If you properly save for retirement, then your family, church, or fellow tax payers won't be on the hook for your medical bills and living expenses once you can't work any more.
--Phil Taylor, U.S. News and World Report, on providing for others by providing for yourself