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Old 08-11-2011, 11:55 PM
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Default What does retirement mean to you?

In general, I found that there is quite a difference in perception among people in different countries towards retirement.

What does it mean to you personally?

To me, it does not mean the end, but rather the beginning of a new life. In the sporting world, you have now become a "free agent". You no longer works for just one team. You could share your talents and experience to help as many others as you want and pursue new hobbies and interest.

Let us hear from you.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:11 PM
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Retirement still need to work?
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I know of someone who was a workaholic. He worked hard and played hard ~~~ into the wee hours of the morning. (Yes, Mahjong)

When he retired, he died.

Some people can't handle retirement.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:28 PM
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I won't go that way, let me tell ya!

I have it all worked out. When I retire, I'll take up painting lessons. Yes. I'll be an artist as great as Leonardo DaVinci ever was. My masterpieces will hang on city museums and photographers like Mick123 will extol the magnificence of my work. (And probably post a few here too, if I let him, which I will, if he asked nicely)

And then, my beastly art teacher from way back when, will ask for my autograph and I shall utterly deny him. He will regret the day he gave me that D- for that beach painting I did back then.
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:10 PM
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OP's answer is always so original n out of this world.
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In general, I found that there is quite a difference in perception among people in different countries towards retirement.

What does it mean to you personally?

To me, it does not mean the end, but rather the beginning of a new life. In the sporting world, you have now become a "free agent". You no longer works for just one team. You could share your talents and experience to help as many others as you want and pursue new hobbies and interest.

Let us hear from you.

I agree, OT. Retirement does not mean the end, its the opposite. It means a new start, a new adventure. Well, at least it is for me.
Ideally, I would like to be in a position to retirement before I am too old. Doesn't mean that I won't be working, just maybe working when I want to.
I means that I can pursue my hobbies.
My uncle and his wife - my aunt, were the fantastic couple - they both retired and my mom too, when all of us graduated from universities. The 3 of them ensured that the clan - my generation, are all well educated, learned and cultured. My mother now spends winter in Ipoh & KL and spring and summer with me. My aunt & uncle spends their time in KK too, devoted to their grandchildren, his golf, her church friends, weekly family gatherings, winter in NZ and winter here. They both love winter and walking. Long walks. Usually that means - getting off the subway/MRT/Metro/tube at Marble Arch and walk, with shopping as well all the way too Tower Bridge before getting onto the tube and heading back to my step/half aunt's home in the East.
Now thats an ideal life
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I try to be busy everyday, used to wake up at 7am or so but now at 4.30am, check the internet, emails, IF & jump into the warm pool at 5.30 sharp 4 times a week.

In recent weeks, as if the above is not enough, go straight to the gym after the swim, do 10 min on the treadmill, then shoulder-press, leg-press, pulley, etc.

Last week bought an old sport bicycle for $20/= in the Sunday-market, took it to pieces, replaced a few items & it now ends up about $300/= I think ayam going to join Tour of France

Of course, there are the dances/golf/fishing/karaoke etc.

Shiiit, ayam so busy
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It's great to hear from all of you. Personally, I plan to work another 6 years or so before retiring. Some of my colleagues ended up working on a consulting basis for our company 2 days a week, which actually can be an inviting idea as well.

What puzzles me is the notion that some folks have about retirement, thinking that it equates to laying on the couch, watching tv all day. Nuts!!!
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I know of someone who was a workaholic. He worked hard and played hard ~~~ into the wee hours of the morning. (Yes, Mahjong)

When he retired, he died.

Some people can't handle retirement.

I am sure he can still play mahjong after retirement. Day and night too.

It's people who don't have hobbies that will die after retirement - watching TV can also be a hobby, no? Keep the brains busy.
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