In a pandemic situation, it is not easy for us all: every day we hear new alarming messages from different countries, the usual rhythm of life changes, many are in forced isolation, which is also not easy to experience – both alone and even with loved ones. We asked psychologists and psychotherapists to tell how […]
Stories appear to the center of a person’s thinking and motivation. Robert Shiller’s new book “Narrative Economics quotes some of Sartre’s thoughts on the subject.
“A man is always a teller of stories, he lives surrounded by his own stories and those of other people, he sees everything that happens to him in terms of these stories and he tries to live his life as if he were recounting it.”
This suggests stories can be the most effective way to connect with other people.
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Sunday Mrs M made reference over a meal with family how I used to be merely a carrots and peas person before I met her. That is totally true. It got me thinking how much simpler food was back in the sixties when vegetable options such as mange tout and broccoli were not even heard […]
I don’t intend to go from 60 to 0. I plan to leap over to a new highway and keep or increase my speed!
Hard as it may be (for me, at least) to fathom, it seems that many people approaching retirement don’t look forward to it because they don’t know what they’ll do with all the time they’ll have when they have no job. That has never struck me as a problem, what with books to be read, writing to be written, learning to be learned (unless you already know everything), trips to plan, music to enjoy, sports to follow, chores to avoid, mislaid items to look for, naps to take, etc….not to mention human behavior forever to be baffled by.
Believe me, friends, if I had half the time my once-upon-a-time fellow wage slaves assume I have, I would be posting a post almost every day instead of once a week or so (which, I concede, may still be too often for you malcontents and party poopers out there).
So, how busy…
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It’s good to start planning your retirement life now. It may take some time to find your new passion.
No more worrying about driving to work in snow and slop. No more worrying about punching in late because I cant get my tired butt moving fast enough in the morning. No more scraping off my windows or driving to and from work in the dark. No more getting up at 6 a.m. and force-feeding a shower whether I need it or not.
I should be ecstatic. But somehow, I’m not 100% with that yet.
For there will also be no more beautiful sunrises to see on my way to work. I don’t usually come to my work town, so no more slow rides through the beautiful countryside that inspired two novels and a short story. No more pot lucks and sharing moaning groaning work stories with co-workers. No more chances to actually turn my job into something I love.
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Think back to your first gig starting out in whatever you were doing.
Circa 1982. First moot court. Complete with long hair and mustache. The cheek protector glasses that darkened automatically when you went outside. Blue pin stripe with vest. Classic.
We all still have that youngster inside of us.
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