What is Retirement? Is it necessary?

India
July 28, 2008 9:32am CST
I have seen people always plan for retirement its a good thing to plan for future but why you wanna retire when you can work unless your physical conditions doesn't allow you to!!! Ofcourse if you think you do good business and have accumelated enough money and you have some plans other then business then its good and ok but i have seen people defining retirement as no or minimum work condition i feel that its actually like change of work. You worked for money for lots of years and if you feel like you should do something for yourself now (after all we as not permanent) then go for it if you can afford go on a world tour, give time to your hobbies (they can also actually fetch you money),but if you are loving your current job then why retire? I always say 'you should have unfinished works when you die' thats what many scientists, entrepreneurs and authors have done. Breaks are always fun and good to have if you feel you may even take a extended break but i hate the word retirement....
1 response
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Many people do not love their jobs or they have dreams of travel that their job won't allow so that's why they retire. Or, they're just plain tired. I don't love my job but I don't hate it either. I do know that I love my husband and if he is still alive when I can retire from here, I will not hesitate to go so I can spend time with him.
• India
30 Jul 08
Thats what i meant when i said take a long vacation but at some point of time get back to work whici you enjoy you may not get much money but do it. Learn the things which you always wanted to...