The comments are sad. I suspect most of the "haters" really hate aspects of their own lives and are jealous of Jacob's bravery in creating the life he wants. But change is terrifying and taking your life into your own hands is terrifying--how much easier it is to attack the messenger.
I do like to evangelize for ERE when possible, and my tactic with such folks is to respond not so much to their arguments, which are usually illogical, but to try to get at the underlying fears and hopes they have, to calm the fears and encourage the hopes. I do this not by asking people what they're afraid of, because they don't want to admit that even to themselves, but by saying stuff like "When I first starting thinking about ERE I was afraid of change/looking weird/etc., but I really wanted more time with my kids/less stress/etc., so I decided to try . . . " Also, disarming people with self-deprecating humor usually works better than trying to argue with them.
Just my two cents. No EREers are obligated to save these folks from themselves, of course.