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What are you going to do when you retire?

  1. Mar 12, 2004 #1
    Me, I know what I'd like to do. I'd like to have days when it wasn't necessary for me to shave or take a bath. I'd like to not have to have a telephone anymore. I'd like, if I so decided to, just get in my car and go somewhere, but nowhere in particular, and not have to be in a hurry to get there, either. I'd like to not take a newspaper anymore so I wouldn't have to hear all the bad news. I'd like to gain back alot of the perspective about things around me that I had when I was a child. I'd like....it could go on and on.

    What about you?
     
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    Throw away my alarm clock. Catch up on my reading and writing.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2004 #3
    Post at the PF forums....Oooops I'm already doing that now aren't I...
     
  5. Mar 12, 2004 #4
    I'll do the same things I do now, only more so.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2004 #5

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    Sleep, read, sleep, work in my garden, sleep.

    I need sleep.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2004 #6
    I think it's unlikely I'll reach retirement age.

    1. I'm relatively poor, and I'll always be that way, so I'll need a job until I hit pension age.

    2. By the time I get old, pension age will probably be at 70 (currently 65).

    3. I'm permanently single, socially shy and work a night-shift job with varying start times. Studies of such people suggest that they are unlikely to live past 70.

    I also think there's a good chance I'll get severe depression some time during my middle-age (it runs in my family). Thus even 50 might be stretching it.

    So I'm trying to enjoy life now while I have my health. Which for me mostly means reading lots of physics and maths books/papers.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2004 #7

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    Retirement? You mean.. we'll still be able to do that 40 yrs from now?
     
  9. Mar 13, 2004 #8
    My high school English teacher didn't get married till she was 57. That was 30 years ago. She's still alive and still married.

    You might enjoy "The Shipping News" a novel by E. Annie Proulx (sp?) Shy, socially awkward guy, finds love by sheer accident.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2004 #9
    Or on the other hand you could just be lazy like me and watch the film of The Shipping News instead.

    Anyhoo, as for retirement, being only 19 it's a bit hard to think that far into the future!
     
  11. Mar 13, 2004 #10

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    yeah (only four days till im 19!) i dont know what i am going to be doing in 50 years or so, i dont plan to live that long!! But if i did i suppose i would sit in my garden glaring over the fence and shout and young children for going too near my house, and puncture their footballs when they are kicked over...in general i will be a crotchety old man! something to aspire to i suppose, i have the grumpy bit down to a t...or y as it is spelt!
     
  12. Mar 13, 2004 #11

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    i would have time to build my warp generator and fit it to
    my XP100 transwarp craft, in the evenings i would be an
    advisor to goverments and sort out all the political problems
    worldwide, in my spare time i would log on to PF.
    in reality i will read sci fi books, drink lots of rum
    throw out sky tv and hire videos, if im still coherant
    log on to PF.
    MONIQUE another 40YRs of work [?]
     
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  13. Mar 13, 2004 #12

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    I don't plan on ever retiring. I am studying to be a teacher, and I hope that's a job I'll be able to do until I just finally fall over on my desk one day during a lecture.
    Living in the U.S., I am not banking on social security to take care of me in my senior years.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2004 #13
    WAY TO GO DUDE!!! except that i'd catch on my sleeping and socialising....
     
  15. Mar 13, 2004 #14
    i wud also plot to conquer the world and totally transform it... destroy money, commerce, anything to do with finance and busines.... STOP POPULATION explosion of INDIA... we've already beaten the chinese in producing more babies while not being able to take care of htem.... and the only purpose of every thing that lives it to admire nature and totally devote his life and energies to devepement of sciences.... technology advancement uncontrolled (in some ways not all).. ...
    imagine a world like in starcraft...... !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. Mar 13, 2004 #15
    Retiring is deleterious to one's health. I plan on continuing to volunteer for social concerns, dabble in physics, and maintain my house, physical health and romantic interests.
     
  17. Mar 13, 2004 #16
    I hope I will still have some burning, passionate interests when elder.

    Research show that Males(especially in america I think it was) dies in average only 2 years after retirement.
    And that this is because we're so used to work, to contribute, we feel things are meaningless, that we feel useless, when we quit.
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  18. Mar 13, 2004 #17

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    I don't view retirement as an end, but a beginning. Right now I work to pay bills, I have no time to do the things I enjoy. I am hoping if I am lucky enough to retire I will finally be able to do all of the things I don't have time for now.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2004 #18
    Thanks. I need some inspiration.
     
  20. Mar 14, 2004 #19

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    Evo, what if that time never comes to enjoy the things you like to do most? Your time is now..
     
  21. Mar 14, 2004 #20

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    Then I'm hosed.

    Hopefully, I will marry a handsome, brilliant, wealthy guy half my age and I'll be able to retire soon.
     
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