Do you value freedom more than money?
There is a point of diminishing returns with money. Sometimes it offers you more freedom.
Other times the your job becomes miserable. But, you’ve built your life around making a certain amount of money, and now you can’t leave the job that makes you miserable. You are stuck.
Build your life around what matters most to you. Not what’s supposed to matter to you, or what your parents told you matters. Build it around the things you truly care about. If you do, you’ll always have freedom.