Originally Posted by Kronk
Wow, for an early retirement board, it is interesting to see this much push back. Yeah, that's not much money for complete retirement. But it is impressive at that age, and the plan is feasible.
... I'm surprised to find so much of the "you're too young to retire" nonsense here that encounter in real life. Work sucks, avoid it when possible.
I would retire today if I could, but there are two sides to this: (1) the draw to do what you want with your time; (2) the necessity to be able to survive and enjoy life. Based on his posts, OP is thinking entirely about (1) and receives an "incomplete" in (2), IMO.
The right answer, IMO only, is for him to get out of that job. A lot of things are going to change in the next 10, 20, 40 years, and I don't think he's got nearly enough of a "buffer" to absorb those changes. Yes, he can work "odd jobs" or what have you, but he should also consider that taking several years off from his chosen profession is going to make him less employable in that field should he ever need/want to get back into it.
I think people are giving him prudent advice, and IMO that's the purpose of this board, not simply advocating that ER is right for everyone.