Jonathan -- I understand what you're saying. However, just as a working man (woman) can get a second job in times of trouble, a FIRE follower can always go back to work. Of course, it might not be in a high-paying career after the work gap, but that's the chance you take, I guess.

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Documenting obscure pockets of the world across long-distance overland expeditions. Recently celebrated 7 years of nomadism. https://linktr.ee/adam.cheshier