FI is one chapter of life. It is not the end result. FI enables one to be free of the financial obligation and this status will allow him/her to focus on his/her interests. I believe that the pursuit of FI will make one feel that this is the final target of the life. I myself am also the victim of such pursuit. This is due to the lengthy amount of time in achieving FI. Nonetheless, I take it as the learning journey in life. Who does not make mistake in life? The most important thing is to learn from the experience and move on with life accordingly.
During the FI journey, I learn the advantage of the flexibility. The flexibility is an important component. One can exercise flexibility in reducing the expense. The reduced expense will mean lesser investment portfolio. It also means shorter time to FI.