I don't know why I see this so often.
When I say, it may not be good to sell 35 years of your life to the corporate world in a stressful way being golden handcuffed by a high salary or stock, somebody would say, "you can always go to a burger place and earn $15 an hour. No one is stopping you."
So while I am saying it may not be good to get US$300k or $350k per year and work like crazy, they'd say, you can always work at a $30k per year job. There are many jobs out there that are $120k, $160k, and many people live a happy life getting that salary, especially if they choose not to live in the high living cost California or New York.
So what is this "make it go all the way to the other extreme so that now it seems stupid" and then it seems they have proven their point? What is the name of this? I see it as one of the most stupid things.