I have never cared what others think. Not in school, not now.
If I'm free to come and go, spend time with my few loved ones, Live debt free, ect, that's all that really matters. No debt = more time with the few I love.
I let my first wife convinced me to run up $200,000 in debt over the 10 years I was with her. I never wanted to, but she always had her own ideas. I was nothing but a slave. I worked 80 hours a week, 51 weeks of the year just to make the payments.
Paying that mess off is why my current bus is not done. I'm down to my last few $5000 payments and I'm debt free. I will never go into debt again.
Moving into my tool shed and living with almost nothing has helped speed up the process. $100 a month for rent vs $1600.
All in all who cares what others think. As long as you and your loved ones are happy.
"Don't argue with stupid people. They will just drag you down to their level, and beat you up with experience."
Patently waiting for the apocalypses to level the playing field in this physiological game of life commonly known as Civilization