A Facebook post from a while back by nikko macaspac on Unsplash I think one of the most fascinating things about FIRE is the mental liberation. I have deliberately uncluttered my life. By DIY'ing my investments to cutting the cable to cooking batch meals at home, I have become a much more patient person because in stead of "outsourcing" all of these decisions, I or my spouse generally do it all now. So when I DO outsource something, like switching out my winter tires at Canadian Tire, I'm much more relaxed about the outing. I got lots of time now that I can do most things myself! So the clerk at Canadian Tire called me yesterday to tell me they made a mistake. 1 of the 4 winter tires they put in my trunk didn't actually belong to me.