Hi Tereza. I just got made fun of today by an old man that has to go to work everyday. As I walked by he said " how do you get to work when ever you want? Aren't you special?". I understand he doesn't mean any harm, he is jealous. I am 45 and work for a company about 3 days a week. I don't need the money without debt. I keep up on my engineering skills and am able to foot the medical by working a little bit. I am spoiled by my wife's teaching job in that I don't even need medical if I choose. The main things I think that hold people back are debt and medical. I spend the rest of my time working on the homestead. My wife and I figured I work about 24 hours a week at engineering and around 60 hours a week homesteading. I like to work so it's ok with me. Most people I know from church watch about 4 hours of tv a day. I watch no tv and this gives me 28 extra hours to learn. For the most part people around me don't understand me. Some say I am lazy, some say I am crazy, and some say I am not fulfilling my corporate duty. I get told I need to do things a certain way or I am not a good husband and father. It would be easy for me to ask them when was the last week they worked over 80 hours and rebuke them, but I have learned to walk away. I am so lucky to have a wife that understands and participates with me. Many nights we will eat only what we grew. My son at the age of 16 has made a good living at selling lots of homestead staples and niches. I keep teaching him he doesn't need to be rich and no debt keeps you free. In the cool of evening when I am done I get to look out across the farm and a great thankfulness often overtakes me. I often think, how does a little person like me get to do such great things like this!