Author Topic: "You Do Not Have to be FI to be Free"  (Read 5776 times)


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Re: "You Do Not Have to be FI to be Free"
« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2019, 10:01:09 PM »
I feel like most everyone else interpreted the OP's description of the podcast differently.

I have listened to Radical Personal Finance before, and a common theme in Josh's discussion is that "freedom" doesn't necessarily just mean a financial number.  Freedom might mean being self-sufficient for your food sources, able to choose to leave a job without distress and take your time to find another, feeling mentally competent to handle challenges and develop new skills.  "Freedom" in Josh's perspective doesn't have to wait...freedom can be found in a pretty short time frame if you can define what 'freedom' means to you.  It can start long before one quits an undesirable job and replaces it with hobbies/side gigs/etc.

I'm not sure that he (only) meant that freedom could be reached even if you stay working......
I also have listened to Joshua's podcast for a long time and I'd say that you are spot on with your interpretation. I feel he is very much about self-sufficiency and self-reliance as a way to free yourself and many of his podcasts reflect this.