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      10-31-2019, 12:01 AM   #45
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Nah, age is nonsense unless it's part of a goal. Retiring involves dignity and preparation so you don't have to eat dog food.
It still means leaving work and not working. The absolute opposite of what you posted.
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It still means leaving work and not working. The absolute opposite of what you posted.
retirement is an individual thing. i don't care what a dictionary says it is, i define it for myself. some people are looking forward to quitting mcdonald's at 65 to collect social security... i don't call that retirement.
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retirement is an individual thing. i don't care what a dictionary says it is, i define it for myself. some people are looking forward to quitting mcdonald's at 65 to collect social security... i don't call that retirement.
Agree, retirement just means differently for some people. For some, it's not working and living a mellow life, travel, staying at home, etc.

Others it's working from home or some remote location sipping an old fashioned. (minimal labor intensive work or playing with investment funds)

Me personally, I can't picture myself not doing anything productive, so I guess retirement is out of the question for me
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retirement is an individual thing. i don't care what a dictionary says it is, i define it for myself. some people are looking forward to quitting mcdonald's at 65 to collect social security... i don't call that retirement.
the google definition is wrong imo. here what it should be (from a dictionaries):

1- retirement; State of a person who, after a certain number of years of work, ceases his professional activity and receives a pension.

2- retirement; Action to withdraw from active life, to give up its functions; status of someone who has stopped working

3 - pensioner - : Who is retired, who has stopped working professionally.

So in that case, the words '' professional activity'' and ''active life,' is very important.

leaving your 'forever' job, do to something else, that require ''work'' or not, paid or not , is retirement.

I agree with you, nowadays, is hard to define it on accurate way, since there's physical job to brain job. None will live the retirement in the same way or at the same age.

On my part, I'm doing desk job, I probably can stop working early, but I won't. Its fun. On the weekend tho, working on flipping houses and race cars
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i don't care what a dictionary says it is, i define it for myself.
And with that I leave the discussion, because it's just become pointless. But I'll define pointless for myself, and I'll define discussion for myself, so it doesn't matter how you see it... *sigh*.
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Yeah dont understand the whole reappropriating words to mean whatever you feel. Straight up aoc stuff.
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I'm 62, looking forward to retiring at 67 or 68 - to me retirement means no more full time employment with the safety net which that provides. I'm in great health, good shape for my age, and really dig my job. My wife has been a homemaker since she got pregnant with our first in 1989. I used to say that I'll retire when I die, as we were awful at setting aside funds for living without a regular paycheck. We'll see how that works out. In the mean time we just started down the path of building a new home, our retirement home so to speak. Somethings I think I must be insane...
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Others it's working from home or some remote location sipping an old fashioned. (minimal labor intensive work or playing with investment funds)

Me personally, I can't picture myself not doing anything productive, so I guess retirement is out of the question for me
There's a word for that - it's called semiretired.
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