Sunday, July 17, 2011

What's The best Age To Retire?

Would you like just doing nothing all day and all night? What a boring existence.
Retired But Busy
Have you ever heard: "Different strokes for different folks?" Retirement, like so many things is very individual. I was forced to retire when I was only forty-six years old, due to a serious accident that prevented me from ever working again. My father, on the other hand, refused to retire until he was seventy-two. Even after he officially retired, he still worked part-time, helping anyone who needed his help. 

It's a well recognized fact that people who work longer in general, also live longer. "A body in motion tends to stay in motion, and a body in idle, tends to stay idle." Our bodies were meant to keep moving. That is how our muscles stay stronger, and how our body removes waste from our organs and tissues. When we are inactive, we build up more toxins, which is detrimental to our well being. That alone shortens our life. Keeping one's mind active, also protects our mental faculties.

I have two friends, who retired, one at sixty-two, and the other also had to retire early, due to health problems.

Some people retire because they have made plenty of money, and really no longer need to work to support themselves, while other retirees are returning to the work force out of necessity. 
"Busy people are happy people." 

"Idle hands are the devil's workshop."
Stay busy, and stay happily alive and vital.
"The Bible states the following advice: Go to the ant, you lazy one; see it's ways and become wise." Proverbs 6:6.  Modern English version of the scriptures (NW).

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