I can only assume you have never been forced to do serious downsizing. It is very liberating to find out you are not as dependent as you thought. It is mostly in your mind and complicated by too many people. There is absolutely no reason why we can not decide how we want to live and then change the economy to coincide with our choice. It is easy to forget that all we are talking about is trading goods and labor. It is not some magical God that must be obeyed. It is actually our modern economy that is the biggest threat to our survival. It has destroyed local production of necessities. Many people are starting to realize how foolish this was. A return to more emphasis on local production increases our survivability.
We cannot choose not to eat, we cannot choose not to drink, we cannot choose to exist outside of the resources we need to live, and we cannot be independent of the system that produces those things. To conflate not having a job or changing your job with some magical ability to dictate reality to reality is too so fundamentally misunderstand the point I am making as to make me wonder if it's even possible for us to effectively communicate.