No. of Recommendations: 11
To each his own.
Not having to stop work, having reached your FIRE point? Yeah, that's a real load off. But not all who labor are heavy-laden.

There's a lot to be said for working till you die if you're happy in your work, would otherwise sit and decline lonely at home, or you see your work as your vocation.

Had a late night message from a friend (mid-70's) who has been worth 10's of millions for nearly 30 years now and hundreds of millions for about 20 years. Still at work, started a new company in his mid-60's in an entirely different industry. He's already done the 75' yacht, graduate to 104' yacht and summer in the Med thing. The retired life was not for him. Not even a very busy traveling, politically and philantrophically involved life was for him. He's a capitalist and creator of wealth and jobs. It's just in his nature.

He's not a work-aholic, he just has a crazy active mind and (i think) loves building things that keep engaged with people and employing people he can engage with. He's an old school paternilistic operator, his company and employees are like an extended family.

His late night question was an off the wall creative tech idea he was wanting input on. Classic thrifty rich guy trying to find a way to save $10-20/month on something and spending way more on the thinking of it than it'll save him in dollars. Thing is that creative brain is the thing he's got to keep active -- and he's the sort who sometimes turns those ideas into products or services for others.
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