At the end of last month nextavenue® published an article entitled “Who the Happiest Retirees and Most Unhappy Retirees Are”. The author, Richard Eisenberg, summarized the results he found in interviewing the authors of two recent books. And the results are not just all about finances and money.
One very interesting viewpoint came out of the article which really struck home. It read “…retirement is now whatever way you define it — which could mean working part-time when you want, as much as you want, or volunteering or not working at all.”
Why call it retirement in the first place? The very word means “withdrawal from one’s position or occupation or from active working life” according to Mirriam Webster online.
Why not call it a new stage, another segment or phase, an encore act? Or even refer to it as pivoting or transitioning?
Much like the current ‘great resignation’ has also been referred to as a period of reshuffing and even rethinking. What about repurposing?
More to follow….