You’re not FIRE’d if you’re working. You’re FI. You see the difference? Retired means you’re not working. That’s sort of my point. Almost every story I’ve read on this platform about “retirement” isn’t about “retirement.” It’s about working for less. Which is fine if it’s something you really want to do. It’s fine to say you decided retirement wasn’t working for you. It doesn’t work for me either. But I can’t speak to being retired when I refuse to retire.

Author of “The Moldavite Message.” Seeker, traveler, birder, crystal collector.