What If You Don’t Want to Retire?

I have an uncle who is pushing ninety years old. He still gets up early, gets dressed, and goes to work every day and often on weekends. He doesn’t do it for the money; he’s covered in that department. He simply loves what he does so much that retirement has never entered his vocabulary. He owns his own business and even now that he’s hired a partner who will eventually inherit it, my uncle still won’t quit. And he shouldn’t. As long as his mind and body can handle the workload and it’s what he wants to do, working is the best thing for him.

Society seems to think that we should all retire at sixty-five and hit the golf course or the cruise ships. We shou


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2 Responses to What If You Don’t Want to Retire?

  1. Donna says:

    I had a great aunt who worked every weekday at a public library until she was 92. She took the bus back and forth every day because she never saw any need to learn to drive. My great uncle worked up until his mid 80’s. when he retired, he took up roller blading. If you love it, keep don’t it. Don’t let an arbitrary number tell you that you have to stop.

  2. Gailete says:

    Since I’m on disability, I’m essentially ‘retired’ although far too early. Because I am now home all day, I had to do something to fill those hours while still taking care of my medical problems. I have lots of things that I can do and projects to work on as my health allows. It would take me 500 years to do everything that I would like to do and what I do is a form of occupational therapy. It takes about an hour of keyboarding each morning to get my fingers limber enough that I can move them freely. If I had nothing other than to eat breakfast and then sit in a chair the rest of the day, I would go nuts and be in incredible pain to boot! I plan on working at our on-line store till I die. I’m also wanting to write several different books, etc. Whether you ‘retire’ or not, you have to keep as busy as your body allows because it is good for you.

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