Seriously, all I see on blind is people working hard to get higher TC. I know it’s very necessary to be able to afford and have some sense of financial security, but after some point it’s just a number increasing in your bank account.
To me, being able to buy a nice apartment, a nice car, and some very good vacations is enough, and I can probably do that with an average TC. Not sure why people are that much money-oriented.
The point is to quickly make enough $$$ to not have to go to work at a 9-5 job. The higher TC you make, the quicker you get there. Time is infinitely valuable. Higher TC == saved time to enjoy freedom. If you’re content slaving away at average TC to never be free until 59 years old, all I can say is good luck to you. Don’t come raging when you get laid off or when the taxes are raised by the welfare state.