While it sounds absolutely perfect — the freedom, the independence, the ability to travel — there’s so many factors that make this illogical and damn near irresponsible for people. Kids, spouses, mortgages… They depend on that monthly salary. Unless you’ve got a hell of a nest egg to live off of as a backup, there’s only so many people for whom this is an option.
That being said I’m one of those people and I’m heading out on my own A.S.A.P.! ;)