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Re: retirement alexandra_k

Posted by Jadde on March 16, 2020, at 14:46:04

In reply to Re: retirement, posted by alexandra_k on March 6, 2020, at 14:58:29

> they aren't retiring, either.
> how old is Trump? Kerry?
> I know, it's impolite to ask.
> But people aren't retiring.
> It was known for quite a while that retirement is mostly what seems to kill guys.
> They live their lives often grumbling about their work.
> Say they are looking forward to playing more golf when they retire...
> But often they play just the right amount of golf when they are working their 3 jobs (gee, times are tough in New Zealand) and their main sense of meaning and purpose and value comes from their job.
> Pomping about in their suit, feeling important.
> Surrounded by brown-nosers and sychophants.
> Even men in harder working and undervalued jobs. Police or whatever. Their job can become a huge part of who they are. Identity.
> I guess we do hear of people transitioning well -- but it's hard. I guess if you have a wife then it really really tests the relationship.
> But it's increasingly common for people to not let their jobs go *when they have a choice*.

I totally get it. If I spend one day in my apartment without going out I start to feel the disconnect from other people, and depressive symptoms start to creep up. I need to feel useful and productive to feel fulfilled. Even taking my dog for a walk at a local track helps.




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