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18 replies to “I hustled like mad in my 20s. Here’s what it cost me.”
No hard and fast rule. It is up to one to decide the path.
This is was simply great! Agreed! One should learn to live life at their own controlled pace and not follow others’ pace which in turn destroys their own. 👍
Kind of like adding to the STEM, Science Technology Engineering and Math, concept. Adding Art, to become STEAM.
Thank you for this article. It’s a great joy to read it!
Great story and loved the drawings.
Honestly. The 20s is when you can handle the burnouts without much responsibilities. The 20s is the moment you can take risks and still have the opportunity to rise again.
Yes it is great to pace yourself, but if your “retirement” involves heavy expenditure, then heavy working is needed.
Love your post! Great images – emphasizing a great point.
The journey needs to be as sustainable as possible. Especially once kids are in the mix. We’re taking a step back from the workforce in order to have time with our young kids now, rather than having that spare time when they’re older and want to spend less time hanging around us.
Well put, Woke Salaryman. FIRE is an aspirational dream, but it isn’t worth achieving if you cannot enjoy the present. Personally, I feel that FI is all that matters. The RE is something I will never do as I love working on projects for free and for pay. So to each their own and enjoy your slowed down journey, and steak!
Fantastic tale (and illustrations). Everyone’s journey is different. The phone in the bathroom cartoon struck a cord and is something I’ve tried to eliminate from my life–give me 10 minutes in peace!
Really beautifully put. Wishing I’d read this in my twenties, though.