As a FT investor you are entitled to have your own view/way of life and your own investment philosophy. You need not worry about how others view it. You have done it and are happy with it is more important than the views others have.
I think most people still trying to figure out how someone without a regular 9-5 job can survive, hence questions are there.
Disc: I am retired (won’t use the word FT investor ) and manage my expenses from my savings/investments.