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Give me the freedom to enjoy life!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Reader says...

Excluding cases where they need to work to have the $ to pay bills, be it for self, family or descendants.

Most of the people I know in their 50-70’s would prefer working than the so-called relax life.

A granny lament she would rather work than “enjoy life” at home.

2 other aunties I know of took up a 4-5 hour/day job after retiring.

Their jobs are not the physically demanding kind. It’s mostly light duties in a comfortable pace environment.

Not everyone views work the same way, like a chore.

AK says...

Of course, not everyone is lazy like AK. ;p

I am not suggesting nor would I ever suggest that everyone be like me.

What would happen to Singapore then? :o

"If AK can do it, so can you!"

It isn't a war cry for people to achieve financial freedom and become a full time gamer like me.

It is simply an encouragement for people to achieve financial freedom because being financially free gives us options.

Simply put,

We want to work because we want to and not because we have to.

Financial freedom affords us this enviable position in life.

If we are working because we need the money, how like that?

If we are working because we want the money, why like that?

If we are working because we simply enjoy working, why not like that?

Give me the freedom to enjoy life!

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gagmewithaspoon said...

I never understood readers' comments like that. of course there are people who enjoy working. but we all like choices and freedom. freedom to say FU if we do not want to work. not an iron mill shackled around our necks that makes us say "yes" with a fake face for the rest of lives.

why don't people understand the difference?

or is it that regardless of the iron mill, other people would have said FU anyway, while we trudge on hoping for some miraculous FIRE day?

Mrs spoon

AK71 said...

Hi Mrs. Spoon,

I get the point the reader is trying to make and I think she gets my point too. :)

Are you sure you did not mean to say DFU?

I remember my primary school days:

"I friend you (points to A) but I don't friend you (points to B)."

Yes, I know.

Bad AK! Bad AK! :p

Unknown said...

Actually retire also hard work to make it work well.

AK71 said...

Hi Unknown,

Oh, I am working very hard in retirement.

Trust me, I know what you mean. ;)

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