When one is a frugal freak, one does not care about the other people’s thinking on oneself. The key of becoming an early retiree is to go against the status quo. This is a huge advantage as one does not have to waste the time keeping up with the Jones or falling into the trap of “Fear Of Missing Out” also known as “FOMO”. One only focuses on reaching the goal. If it goes towards one’s FIRE goal, he/she does it. If no, he/she ignores it.
This is the best part about being a Frugal Freak. One will be able to get to FIRE much faster than everyone else.