I have blogged about how someone told me that I should be ashamed of myself.
I should be ashamed that I am unemployed although, more accurately, I am economically inactive.
I have also explained why I worked hard to achieve financial freedom and why I chose early retirement.
To put it quite bluntly, I didn’t want to be a wage slave forever.
What is a wage slave?
If we are 100% dependent on our monthly wages to support our lifestyle, we are wage slaves.
What does this mean?
If we need $500 a month to live and if we make $500 a month, we are wage slaves.
If we need $10,000 a month to live and if we make $10,000 a month, we are wage slaves.
So, even if making $50,000 a month is considered very high income, if we need $50,000 a month to live, we are wage slaves…