When I was younger, I looked forward to retiring. I thought I'd play golf, laze around, travel and do all those things that without purpose ... now seem quite meaningless. So as the age rapidly draws nearer, I've decided that … retirement can wait.
I certainly can't find my own top ten reasons to retire.
Maybe its deciding what is retirement? In a financial sense it is having enough money to live the rest of your life exactly how you choose.
However if retiring is never having to work again in your life and you believe Confucius who said “choose a work that you love and you won't have to work another day”.
Then you can be retired while continuing to do "work" you love.
So in doing something I love, I'm not working. I'm doing my website, I'm doing some consulting – doing longer hours with strict deadlines but loving it! There is pressure, there are concerns but there is a sense of empowerment – everything I do and achieve is in my hands. I'm retired!
Amongst the best I can find are:
When it's been said:
Whatever you choose – make a difference “if you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart” ~ Arab proverb.
Thinking about the top ten reasons to retire I wondered whether retirement is a new beginning or the end?
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