Monday July 15, 2013, 2:34 am
I'm 70 and retired. I retired for ethical reasons. I was a supervisor on WarmLine connected with Crisis Line,
Rules were put in, not my company's fault, which had to be enforced. These rules were against my ethics.
Do I quit now or at the end of the shift?
I have a little more than I need.
I don't want to take a job away from someone with a family or who needs it more than I do,
I love my simple life. Course I work harder and more hours with Care2. Let's see, it's 2:27 in the a,m,
In the past, I read about how older people in certain cultures go away to be alone and prepare to cross over,
The idea inspired me and still does.
What better way to prepare to cross over than to live a simple life, have time to communicate with Creator and fill many and many an hour with do gooding in group?
Those graphics should be a wake up call. Retirement is thought to be a time when costly things are in the past, and stress is nothing more than deciding where or when to travel. I think that might be a false image from commercials, very few are able to afford travel or not working after 65 or 70. Social Security should have been doubled up in the 60's when the boomers became a part of the work force in anticipation of paying for more retirees that needed more money to just live.
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 3:20 pm
Due to a combination of hard work, planning, and
a bit of luck, I was able to retire at age 52 and
moved with my wife to Mazatlan. That was 11 years
ago. Wish everyone had the "option" to do what I
was able. Best wishes to all.
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:54 pm
Interesting information. I agreewith Bill and Kate, that people need to keep up with their state's Social Secuity, mainly due to the fact that they are always stating that changes have been made every year. Thanks JL