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Old 03-08-2015, 10:35 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I have always considered you a Gentleman of the Ozarks embracing the values, cultures and lifestyle of the region and living them to the fullest.
Thank you, Sir! Bein' a Ozarker could just mean I'm simple, donchaknow.
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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I haven't read all the replies, but there is a lot of deep thought here. But, quickly, I can see part of your problem, you're defining your life by looking in your past. Could you ever have looked at your life and predict your legacy of the future? I've got a couple of years until retirement and I can't wait! I have my bucket list and I look forward to begining a new phase of my life, even though it may be the final one. Whether or not I have made a lasting contribution, we probably won't know until after I'm gone and my memory is left to be pondered by those who remember me.
No I am defining my life as the here and now and personally find retired not really a current definition of lifestyle.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:17 PM
 
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There is a lot of negative baggage around the word "retired."

A lot of people hear "retired" and immediately think, "Old, disabled, only want to talk about grandkids and ailments."

I've posted on threads about places to live, and the moment I say my spouse and I are retired, people bring up "over-55 communities," as if being over 55 and not working has turned us into a couple of blue-haired robots who can only be happy with our "own kind." I think those communities are fine for those who like them. I suspect I would get thrown out.
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:21 PM
 
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Thank you, Sir! Bein' a Ozarker could just mean I'm simple, donchaknow.
Do you consider yourself a transplant still or a native?
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:31 PM
 
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Its as just a word meaning someone who once work and now does not. No big deal really. Not working just allows a lot more choice IMO because your not tied down by workings many limits.
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Florida
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There is a lot of negative baggage around the word "retired."

A lot of people hear "retired" and immediately think, "Old, disabled, only want to talk about grandkids and ailments."

I've posted on threads about places to live, and the moment I say my spouse and I are retired, people bring up "over-55 communities," as if being over 55 and not working has turned us into a couple of blue-haired robots who can only be happy with our "own kind." I think those communities are fine for those who like them. I suspect I would get thrown out.
Good thinking!
This week a group of us are campaigning to round up the dozen or so Harley owners to see if we can restrict their bike use during afternoon naps and after dark!
Then we're going to get together to shun the 2 women that just spent a 4 day holiday in that degenerate place, Key West. Imagine! They asked someone to pick then up when they got back so they didn't have to chance a DWI. Then I overheard them talking to other folks that had been there. Oh my....didn't know we had so many of that kind in here!!
Terrible influences on the rest of us.
Maybe you can tell me a little bit more about yourself so I can get an idea of what other things I should watch out for.
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Amongst the AZ Cactus
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From a perspective of my wife and I who retired in our early/mid 40's....I like to use the word "freedom" instead of retirement as to me that's what retiring from having to work a job means, and all the free time one has in not having to work. Freedom to do what/when one wants to do in life....that's the ultimate phase of life in my book. Of course it's what one does with all their free time that makes it all work/not work, but I think that's true of any "phase" in life.

Perhaps this thread title should not be "Is there life after retirement", but "how do most people have a life when they work so much in a job that the vast majority would rather not be in".
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:43 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Do you consider yourself a transplant still or a native?
Although not born, bred or raised here, far closer to the latter than to the former. This is home!
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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Although not born, bred or raised here, far closer to the latter than to the former. This is home!

And that sir is the answer that I thought many of us felt when I did the OP. Yup there is a life after retirement once we transition to it and after that the concept of retirement becomes past tense just like transplant. Nice thing about direct deposit you really don't need to see where the money comes from it is just there on time. Sorta like being financially independent. Wait we are.
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Old 03-08-2015, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Perhaps this thread title should not be "Is there life after retirement", but "how do most people have a life when they work so much in a job that the vast majority would rather not be in".
Well, that would be a good thread title, but it would also be a different subject matter from that raised by the original poster of this thread. In fact, I hope you won't be offended if I take your idea and start a thread.
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