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Is it normal to not want to work at all?(r/NoStupidQuestions)
Your dream life is 100% possible today. You can get remote gigs as a programmer making 6 figures working 5 hours a day if you have the aptitude for it. So if you’re fine making $50k per year (which is more than enough for van life), you could work like 15-20 hours per week doing consulting work over a satellite internet connection from your van. And then take all the rest of that time and live your life. 🙂 But you’ve got to work to get there because it requires lots of technical expertise in something.
These books have good generic advice for getting there if you’re interested. They’re by a professor who got into a tenured position while working normal hours (most people on tenure tracks work INSANE hours), so he knows what he’s talking about.