Greg Duffy's Blog: The real cost of starting a startup?
Pretty funny calculations. And I couldn't pass through them. However, do you need to ruin your life and give up on just everything? You live only once and your life should be fun.
I don't believe that maniac-driven startup could be a good place to stay with. Your company should be the part of your life, your second family or your inner-circle, but not a replacement or substitution for other life values.
Damn, when you look back, you better see that you had some life, but not going blindly for some goal, that may not be good enough at the end. The life is the balance, but not an absolute domination of one values against others.