When you are in debt, you are a slave to whoever can give you money.
You need your job because you need to pay off your car, or provide groceries for your family, or pay off your student loans. You can’t consider alternative work experiences, taking a long period of time off, or of taking a lower-paying job. You can’t do anything except be grateful to be employed and to chug away at your weekly commute.
One debt-free super power I am looking forward to is having the freedom to choose when and how I work. Don’t get me wrong, I am blessed with a good job. But I also work because I need to — because I have bills and I want a safe and healthy future.
And what if I had a job one day that put me in a bad position, morally or physically? Will I have the savings and lifestyle that would let me escape that without having to be put in a dangerous position?
People who are debt free have the power to walk away from uncomfortable or amoral situations without batting an eye. They can make decisions based on nothing besides their sense of right and wrong and their preference for how to live their lives. I consider that to be a super power!