…. is what I would like to have several family members and friends understand.
Most of them hear me explain, that I am running a lifestyle experiment, in which I try to observe how heavy time and money respectfully weighs on either side of life’s happiness scale.
You only need to look for a guy like Epicurus, to find out other people in history has asked this question before.
I sometimes wonder why many talk to me like I am poor, even though they are well aware of the fact, that our compared net worths are all in my favor. Talking to me, implicitly, like I am poor, seems to stem from an insecurity they feel in themselves about their own financial choices.
It sure seems like I am able to make them question, whether many of their own decisions were all worth it.
I am not poor, I just think a lot about how to live life optimally, and sometimes you need to live without something, to find out if you will really miss it.