Thoughts on RetirementJan 6, 2018
Retirement, as we think of it, goes like this. A person has a right, or maybe a duty, but at least a choice, to retire at a certain age, and between the government, his or her employers, and their own diligence, should have a pension to live on for the rest of their days.
Harold G. Neuman
Saturday, October 21, 2017 -- 12:03 PMI remarked earlier that work
I remarked earlier that work was that which we do when we would rather be doing something else. I've been retired since September, 2008. It has not always been fun---but, it has all ways been interesting. And the things I do now are, in the main, things I'd rather be doing. Except for mowing grass and raking leaves...
Sunday, November 12, 2017 -- 12:28 PMSecond chances
Most of us, in or after college, give up activities we love and neglect skills we worked hard to develop in order to concentrate on a 'career' that will be the major 'work' of our lives. We 'voluntarily' renounced sides of ourselves that once were important in order to concentrate on the facets of ourselves that were needed in our career. Retirement can be a time when we return to paths not taken and recover those facets of ourselves that we sacrificed early in life. In retirement we are free to return and explore the writing, music, acting, art, mathematics, woodworking, puppetry, or ... that we gave up to became lawyers, bankers, executives, technicians, professors, or .... This time we can do it for love, not money, and with no one to please but ourselves and our audiences. We can be true amateurs and experience the thrills we once felt when doing something we loved..
Harold G. Neuman
Saturday, March 13, 2021 -- 6:04 AMMy remarks in 2017 were
My remarks in 2017 were preliminary, at best. Much has changed. My philosophy of retirement is now pursuit of philosophy IN retirement. A new facet of my story, to which I will adhere...