Yes, I certainly agree.
I am in a 'dead-end' position, with a high pay rate but questionable job security. I've found it very helpful to develop new passions and friends through hobbies. And having private means goes a long, long way towards takes the edge of the prospect of involuntary ER.
"If at any times we must deal in extremes, then we prefer the quiet, good-natured hypocrite to the implacable, turbulent zealot of any kind. In plain terms, we are not so fond of any set of notions, as to think them more important than the peace of society". John Toland, The Description of Epsom (1711)