You can achieve this in a few ways.
1. Have very little therefore need very little. No need to make a big paycheck every week which frees your time up away from work.
2. Have a lot and make a lot. This usually traps you into the rat race. Needing to make money to maintain luxury lifestyle.
3. Have F-you money saved from living below your means. This give you the ultimate freedom to do as you wish when you wish. You are beholden to nobody and can walk away from the rat race at any point.
I’ll take # 3 any day. This is what I strive for.
You can always make more money but you can never get back the last 5 minutes of time. That’s how I try to look at life. Especially at 55 yrs old. The years fly by at this stage of life.
Wearing one is my favorites today. BP Petite Prince.