A new definition of retirement is evolving. Edward Minskoff often addresses the matter in his writings. It is one that is focused on continued exploration, learning and growth. When the promised retirement age without pressure and stress, but you left no personal growth, there is no interaction stimulating and no sense of achievement, retirement promises new meaning of life, personal fulfillment, and realization of long held dreams and “fun.” It is a moment of discovery he felt since his youth. What do you dream? Do you own a dream house on the lake? Or maybe start your own business? What about going back to school or taking lessons from tree planting? You can spend time with a loved one, help people who are less fortunate, or traveling.
I think the new word for this stage must be the “opportunity”! After all, the sky is the limit of your options in this exciting time. “In the U.S., more than 10,000 people are drawn every day. In Canada, the number is more than 1,000 “(The New Retirement, Richard P. Johnson, Ph.D.). People live longer with a change that occurs when retirees find new ways to contribute to society. People also leave before, on average about 57. For some, this means leaving the business so they can get in and out of work projects, to study or travel. All this requires planning! Men and women entering the retirement phase of his life are the most educated, richer sound, the most successful generation in history. However, many are confused and very stressed, so they begin to experiment at this point in his life.