I can (theoretically) retire, so can you?! Part 2
This is a continuation of my previous post from yesterday. Here.
I was saying whenever I told someone that I'm taking a career break soon, I can feel that the other party feels a little uneasy like I'm breaking some sacred social norms.
So i try to bring them onboard my train of thoughts by asking them this question. If i am 65 years old, what would you say to me? Congrats, have a happy retirement.
However, at 40 years old, you will think that it is weird for someone to "retire". My question is, what is the end game at work? When i started working, 100k was almost impossible, then 300k, then 500k then now finally to 1M. Then how about just continue to 1.5m and 2.5 and 5m?
When is it the end, when can i finally say stop,i have enough? Why dont you congratulate me for "getting out" of the rat race earlier than planned? Of coz i cant have a lavish lifestyle because it is 1M not 1B, but i never had a lavish lifestyle and its not what i sought after anyway. Ok, now I have to clarify here, I am not being booastful here that I am going to retire and all (I will still work if an attractive opportunity comes along), and the 1m portfolio and 5k dividend isn't that much compared to alot of other people, it's just that our family live a simple life. We buy what we want but we don't have a taste for expensive things or frequent trips to Europe or america. We are very happy just to be here with each other without having to sacrifice family time to entertain silly work requests.
My end game has alway been getting out of the rat race asap. However, this doesnt stop me from going back in to the rat race if a good opportunity comes along , so i have the power to choose what i want to do in my life
What is your end game at work and in life? Assuming u don't like to work( like me), will u still continue to work in order to be aligned with the social norms even though you have make do with your side or passive income? If you like working, then it's a total different ball game.
I recently realised what I'm going through now is call coast FIRE , but I think barista FIRE suits me better since I don't mind earning some bucks on the way. I'll continue on with the next post. Gotta run!