Why do people keep telling me it’s a mistake to stop working before I have to?
Answer: This question reminds me of something my mother used to tell me… “Don’t ever let someone else tell you what you get hat you cannot do. Not even me!” When someone says “You can’t”, what it really means is that they can’t… So why should get to? You are about to start doing “what makes you happy”; that means you have a dream worth protecting. As long as you have a plan for how you will live, don’t let jealous people turn their insecurities into yours.
This was taken from the March 2011 AARP magazine article written by Chris Gardner.