I like the spirit of this definition, but I feel that this definition doesn’t account for the inevitable uncertainty of life.

Say, I have a day job in which I get to spend my days doing work that I love. That certainly make me a happy guy, but does that give me freedom? Does it give me independence? For me financial freedom includes a safety net for the hypothetical day where things go sour.

Let’s say my perfect day job turns into the perfect nightmare – could I walk away without worrying about my bills, even if I wouldn’t find the job of my dream instantly? That would be financial freedom for me.

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