I believe that the common way of life of most people in the United States of America is based on a huge misconception. This misconception is something like this:
We have to go to work anyway.
From an early age, we are taught that it is virtually inevitable to work in a (full-time) job all our life. After all, we have to earn our money somehow to make a living – and the earliest age for retirement comes at age 62. The common mantra we hear from early on says “Find a job that you enjoy, you have to do it for 45 years!” Or you hear well meaning advice before your senior year in High School: “Enjoy while you can. You will never have so much free time in your life again! “[Read more…] about Part-time Job or Early Retirement? Oh, look – a Squirrel