Why so much obsession about FI/RE. And is cheapness a new trend?
It looks like nowadays everyone is a huge proponent of the FI/RE, the net worth is the only thing people of Blind care about. And I get it, it seems to be a healthy and reasonable goal to have. But it looks like just too many people are becoming unhealthily obsessed with the idea of achieving FI/RE no matter what. They are freaking out about the fact of spending another hundred bucks on a dinner or buying their fiancé a Louis Vuitton bag once in a while… I mean, taking into account you’re earning $200k+ do you really think that spending will make so much harm to the net worth? And I’m not talking about the extremes when you spend all your money on that shit, and I obviously know how compound interest works overtime? But still, what’s the fucking point in spending your time and brainpower on fighting the idea to spend on something that brings you happiness/joy/pleasure/whatever. Don’t you have something bigger to think of?
And another question, why so many people think that once FI/RE is achieved they will be overloaded with a shitload on new cool ideas, they will have so much time and energy to dedicate it to things they were always passionate about. I mean... really?