Being a “Financial Independence Retire Early” People or an “Anti-Ageism”?

#1) Financial Independence Retire Early

Most of Indonesia’s Gen-Z is gonna agree with this FIRE movement. That’s good. Really good. That’s the sign of an analytical mindset from our young generations to stay aware of what we need the most. A rest, most of the time. But, wait. So are we?

  • Creating an emergency fund
  • Paying off high-interest debt
  • Reducing spending to live within their means

Please note that early retirement doesn’t mean not working, it just means you don’t need to work for money again.

Wait a second. Take a deep breath. And repeat after me, “When you retired, you don’t need to be busy all day long, attend meetings in a day like a robot, debate with clients, or many more. You just need the peace of mind to do what you love the most.”

In short, most people can’t save money enough, many of the ones who can don’t wanna retire early, and many people find fulfillment in the day-to-day work that they do.

#2) Anti-Ageism

Source : Howard Schultz: Starbucks Is Battling for the ‘Hearts and Minds’ of Workers — The New York Times (

“Start running a business at 30 is super late! It’s better to find a settled job rather than build a business that might doesn’t work at the market.” Do you often hear this fuckin’ stereotype?

Human beings are unique creatures that are often unpredictable as well as dynamic. Therefore, I’m sorry if my recent statement seems controversial. I feel like the application of this ageism makes humans look like products, I mean fuckin’ seasonal products! New products that are old will look outdated and then be thrown away if they are considered no longer usable.



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