Super inspiring! I am only 21 years old — far away from retirement but already have the mindset that is described in the article!
I believe that working a 9–5 for a steady paycheck (that is not even secured, as you write) is not fulfilling for me. Currently I am doing a full time internship and in my spare time bringing my own business up. My goal is to be self-employed as soon as my internship ends (end of december). It is super motivating to know that I HAVE TO succeed until then as otherwise I would have to be employed again, which I really don’t admire. I try to use every minute to develop myself and my business as much as possible to be able to work remotely on stuff that I love as soon as possible.