Retirement is Killing Us.

Like our current educational system, retirement is a creation of the industrial age. Both of these institutions were created to serve industry. Retirement is the ultimate carrot, but this gilded vegetable is rotten inside. Our parents and theirs spend their entire lives working for one or two companies, working 48 to 50 weeks a year for 40 years with a promise of relaxation and recreation in our “golden” years. I will never retire. For me retirement means: “To slowly fade away, to stop making a contribution, to give up my life’s work when I’m at the peak of my profession.” Why would I stop working at a time when I have the most to contribute? Why would I give up the opportunity to travel and relax until my health is fragile?
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