Because you have no idea when it will end...
Last night I got the following email from the wife of the guy who hired me for my driving job …
Also wanted to let you know that Jim passed away unexpectedly with a heart attack on April 26th, I am not sure if you were aware of this. The business is going to continue and my brother with be stepping in to support operations. I will forward you his contact information in the next few days. I will continue to manage payroll and can also be contacted for any day to day issues if you are unable to reach him. I am hoping that you will continue doing the run as we are very pleased with the work you are doing.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.
The guy was 49 years old, and they thought he was healthy. Left behind a wife and 3 kids.
This is why Ruth and I sold the house and quit our jobs to take off and see the world. We couldn't really afford to "retire", but we could certainly organize our lives so that things were much more simple...and we didn't see the need to keep up with the Jones' anymore.
You can do things to make your lives simpler. Quit that job you hate, or at least reduce your hours. Quit spending money on things that you don't need. Reduce your needs and you will have time to do the things you love.