In his own words: “The concept we now know as the FIRE community has been around for a long time under different names. Frugality and minimalism come to mind. Talking with grandpa they held many of these values 70 plus years ago without a fancy name to make it cool. As a part of this community I’ve had one serious gripe since the beginning. It’s easier to show what I mean…”
Are those seeking FIRE bad employees and friends? Are we worthless members of society because we seek to exit the labor force early and hoard our cash? Before you respond to these claims in the linked post, do yourself a favor and read all the way to the end before jumping to any conclusions.