I read with interest on the blog post which mentioned that early retirement does not mean one will stop working. I ponder and think about it. I realise that this is quite true to some extent. Early retirement leaves me more room for family life. This will free me of the bullshit portion of my full-time employment. I will avoid the commuting, the politics and the production of inferior quality or products. I have ample opportunity to expand my network of skills and knowledges in unforeseeable ways. The friendships and business opportunities increases when I have the time and bargaining power to capitalise on them.
The above circumstance is possible because I have the options to choose the things which I like to do. The ability and freedom is of upmost preciousness and I am glad to be in my present circumstances.