Long before I considered property as my financial independence vehicle, I took a more important step, that made far more significance. In my teens, one of my dads friends guided me with the best advice I have ever received in my life. This topic is reaching out to some of the 90's and 00's generation, I expect a lot of hate for this post, however here it is and it worked for me. I got snipped. I have no financial or economic burdens other than the basics. Since I was 22, I promised myself I'd be overseas at least once a year, for around a month. Hasn't always worked out but I've average far more than 4 weeks a year enjoying paradise in both Australia and the rest of the world. I wake up on the weekend and decide I could do with another few hours sleep, so I do. I decide I could do with another 2 or 3 drinks at the pub, I can. The friends I grew up with are almost all married with at least one child and you can see they have completely lost their soul. I've got one friend who's doing well with kids but most aren't. My biggest issue is losing my original circle of friends. They've sold their motorbikes, let their gym memberships expire, had their final overseas trip, and bought an SUV on a 10 year loan. For men, freezing your little ones before the snip is very cheap and it allows you to make a decision to suit yourself rather than having to accept an accident, or far worse, the "oops, must have missed the pill" handcuffs. Kids may work for a lot of people but not for me. I enjoy life far too much What are your thoughts?