Friday, February 17, 2023

Spotted ANOTHER Misconception about FIRE

 Recently there is another comic published by TWS which really resonated with me:

It started off well with the couple celebrating their valentine's day:

However, things started to go wrong when the girl gifts the guy an expensive gift and he does not agree:

I have no issues with the comic itself, it is simply pointing out a difference in opinion. To each his own, as they say. It is up to the individual whether he/she wants to pursue FIRE or not. 

However, I have issues with the comment given below, where an individual uploaded this in her comment:

I believe what the individual wanted to say is: "No point saving up so much money now and not spending it, by the time you realize it, you will be on your deathbed and have no more opportunity to spend it".

How wrong this is!

The whole point of FIRE is that you can retire BEFORE you hit your deathbed. Imagine! If you can retire at age 45, how much time you will have to enjoy life! 

If it were up to me, I will insert another pic in between the 3rd and the 4th in the above illustration to show the character enjoying her life because of FIRE, BEFORE hitting the deathbed. 

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