I've read numerous people here describe their income a few ways that seem to indicate they are happy with it, especially relative to the fact that they are not yet "retired."
"I make a good salary" or "I'm well-paid" or "The pay is so good..." are fairly common phrases.
What exactly constitutes a good salary?
I remember thinking in my 20s that making double my current age would be amazing. At the time I was making $16,000/year. I still haven't hit that 'double-my-age' target yet, 20 years later, but I'm OK with where my salary is. I also remember seeing one of my dad's paychecks as a teenager and it was just over $2,000 and I thought that was GOOD MONEY. I have finally, this year, hit that number.
What do you consider well-paid? Is it a target number? $100,000?
Or is it "enough to live as I am now while saving 75% of my income"? "More than my spouse/dad/sibling/friend." "Enough to retire now."