I read with the interest on the article relating a person who averred that he actually had sufficient money to retire. He claimed it to be a wonderful feeling. He added that he felt like he was standing on a railroad track with this huge train bearing down on him. That train is said to be his retirement. Now, the train was gone. That is a great feeling.
He said that he was going to work a couple more years. He could have a comfortable retirement now. He could have a better retirement if he works a couple more years. A little hedge against black swans is always better. He likes his career, his job, and the people he work with. He enjoyed going to work every day but he really enjoy sitting in meetings when everything is going sideways. He always thought to himself that he can walk out of this meeting and out of this office anytime he wants. He can go home and never come back. He had not done it yet but he can do it at any point of time.
The above circumstance shows the power of financial independence. One can have the option to walk away if he/she is not happy with the prevailing circumstance at work.