The problem with going outside the common thinking is that people are resilient to change, they are accustomed to their life so much they expect it to be like that.
If you change the way you work, if you live on less money, people will continue to remind of what they think you need, and it’s common because for them this is the way we should live life.
But for you something might be different. And that’s why we have consumism everywhere. It’s in our lives it’s in every person we know and it will stay there.
We can’t change this, it’s too big for us to change it, but we can continue go our own way, living life on our smaller terms, less expensive, more present, and maybe in our travel to the destination someone will join us.