Who here trades for the freedom, and not for the riches that may derive from this profession? Who here would resort to frugality, if it meant continuing to trade and be free - instead of opting for a corporate career with a higher income and social status? In the hypothetical scenario of receiving less income from my trading, I would opt to reduce my standard of living, than look for another way to make more money. I guess I am in this for reasons other than the wealth. The fact that I am my own boss, live and work the way I want, think independently and act accordingly, accepting both my triumphs and failures without anyone to answer or compare to. This freedom is worth more than millions, in my humble opinion. What are your thoughts? Would you sacrifice digits in your annual income in order to continue trading and doing what you like most? Or does society, or your own material wantings, condition the way you need to live?