How would you like to spend your retired life?

@achyuta (2854)
United States
January 11, 2007 1:21am CST
When our children have all grown up and married, we hope to find a lot of spare time. I could do with some suggestions as to how to put some of this time to good use. I love music and I learned to play piano when I was a child. I am now learning to play violin. My housework takes only a couple of hours each day, so this still leaves me with quite a lot of free time. I would dearly love to hear from all of you with your suggestions.
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15 responses
• India
12 Jan 07
After retirement I would like to spend my most of the time on tour to various places within the country and sometime abroad. Due to job this time I am unable move out for longer time. I will also spend time in Yoga. Will try to go in deep and experience the existance of third eye/sixth sense.
@achyuta (2854)
• United States
16 Jan 07
Thats very nice Pramod. You should read the scriptures more in retired life. I intend to read shrimad bhagwatam and bhagavad gita in depth.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
This is very much like me. I am not Hindu or officially affiliated with any tradition but I do have my own spirituality. I am 24 and have already begun investing for retirement. I plan to spend most all my retirement studying spiritual matters, meeting others on a similar path, and working on my own enlightenment. I hope to spend my retirement focused more than ever on the path of my own personal Dharma (Hope that is the right terminology.). That is to walk the path toward the highest expression of my own nature toward the fulfillment of all my responsibilities, i.e. to fulfill my destiny. I also hope to read many books from many spiritual traditions. Hopefully by this time I will be able to afford to travel the world and to have my own personal retreat some where out in nature were I can commune with the spirit in peace. My suggestion for you to discover what you will do with your retirement is to find a place were you can be alone, and ask yourself what you want the most from the depths of your heart. Then do that.
• India
17 Jan 07
Yes Achuta, I am also interested in going through all the four vedas, bhagvat geeta though I listen the lectures on TV channels on geeta. But to understand it fully, we will have to read it in depth. Seems you are also of pious nature. Congrats !! Keep it up.
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I would like to have a financially comfortable life, ( which looks unlikely as does retirement) spend it with family and good friends around, with my husband, going to concerts and plays, maybe a short trip to places in the USA. Don't care to get a passport for other places. Reading good books togather, maybe go out to dinner and dancing sometimes.
@achyuta (2854)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I suggest you to take some bold steps financially with half of the money you have and try to save the rest in a high yiled savings account. That is the best way to prepare for retirement.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
I am only 45 but 2 years ago, I quit work to stay at home with my 12 year old son and my 2 grand babies one 3 and one just over a year old. I could not bear to see them in day care being cared for by strangers. I may or may not go back to work when they are in school, as my middle son and his wife are now expecting. But as a general rule I am never bored. Even when I am alone I enjoy my own company, I garden, read, also play the piano which I have just taken back up also as my granddaughter has an interest already we shall learn together again. I love my home and I am content to piddle with house work and many other projects. I would like to travel sometime even if its in our own back yard so to speak. I see myself as a happy fat Nana, who always has dinner or a meal ready when the young'uns come home.
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@achyuta (2854)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Thats very ncie to hear. A women's ideal place is always where she is needeed most. That is with her kids and grand kids. You are doing a great job. Keep it up.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
I would love to travel here in the U.S. and abroad while writing about my journeys and the people I meet and hopefully befriend.
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@achyuta (2854)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Thats a very neat thing to do. US is so big that travelling here itself is going to take so much time. Good luck in your endeavors.
@arlerambabu (1080)
• India
12 Jan 07
My habits and hobbies,my interests and attitude towards life made me and moulded me in sch a fashion,that every fraction of a second provokes and lures me to avail it.With this attitude I'm sure the same routine will continue.And I wish I die with my favourite book in one hand and my brush in the other
• India
11 Jan 07
with grand children, and doing charity work, social service..
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@ichampin (594)
• India
31 Mar 07
I really don't know, how wud i spend my retire life, or i would get a chance to get retire, right now i am working and i like working i never think about the retired life, but one thing is there that I can do something in retire life that wud make me earn money by sitting in the home and where i can express my life and that place is mylot :)
• United States
31 Mar 07
How about donating bit of your time to nursing homes buy playing the piano for them and haveing sing alongs I know they would enjoy it as I used to work in nursing homes and they usaly dont have much to occupy there time if you do this you will not only brighten there days but you will also boost there spirits and believe it or not improve there health buy giving them something to look forward to and not spend there days thinking about aches and pains that will depress them and can shorten there lives active minds lead to happy,healthy bodies and spirits.And Im sure the rewards for you will be great.
@thanuarun (290)
• India
30 Mar 07
hmmm..nice thinking about future..shall i ask one thing..are you gonna forget about Mylot then(heheh - lol).. i would rather go for a world tour..tats wat i feel like. wat else can we do.or we can sit and play with our grand children.
@ydiwan (448)
• India
30 Mar 07
wow what a wonderful thought retirement gives us hey ? well my idea is quite different i would love to buy a farm house near the lake with everything grown and bred on my farm and jus laze around and spend time fishing in the lake hearing the birds chirp and the sound of the calm lake water around me and after that take a look around the farm and check the vegetables and fruits growing and then the poultry and the goats and then back to lazeing my day with the hammaock tied between two trees and then the sweet voice of my would be wife (not married yet) calling me to dinner thats my idea of retirement.
@salsen (108)
• Turkey
30 Mar 07
by reading, coming together with friends and family, going for walks, swimming, and praying
@playgirl (1359)
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
i want to spend my retiration time on my grandchild.. its my pride to take care of them... and for personally i want to travel also for all my dream country such as europe and canada.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
26 Mar 07
i would like to retire on an island with a beach and just read and relax. we too want to travel some.
@asish1672 (339)
• United Arab Emirates
24 Mar 07
I would like to give my extra time, then, on my hobby of photography. I would like to tour places and take photographs. I love it like anything. Thanks to rake up such a disscussion.
@onyevikky (134)
• Israel
21 Mar 07
i just want my retired life to be something more that the eyez of may moltals can not but if u have a spiritual eye you will see the glory, i can just see my self with my kids married i grand children and even great grand oh what a life of fillment.do u know so of ur best friends who u started with can not make it up to that level and not that u are important in the eyez of people but by his grace you are made to rich i will be puting on the best town i will make people learn from me so that the will be an example to there own genaration.