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Old 12-28-2016, 05:40 AM
 
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I personally think that if you worked your whole life away and never had any hobbies or interests outside of working then that's your own fault. Everyone suffers from boredom sometimes, but if you find yourself totally lost and don't know what to do when you don't have to work, you focused on work too much in your life. What do you guys think?
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:04 AM
 
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Oh boy, here we go.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:30 AM
 
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Oh boy, here we go.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:06 AM
 
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I was bored when I sat behind my desk and watched the clock.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:18 AM
 
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I have been retired for ~6 months. I have no trouble keeping busy. I keep telling myself "I need a day off..."
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Texas or Cascais, Portugal
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This blows my mind. I have a brother-in-law, age 70, very financially well off who went to work at his brother's saw mill after retirement because he was going "stir crazy". I work for a large organization where people regularly retire after 30 or 40 years and return 6 months after retiring as an annuitant, working while getting their pension! How is it possible people have no other interests in their lives other than their work? I mean, I get that some folks love their jobs (well, I don't really get it but, believe it to be true) but still, you have zero other interests you want to cultivate in your "golden" years? There are so many new experiences to consider. Its very sad to me that some folks find that only their work gives them any sense of satisfaction.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:50 AM
 
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The only bored retired people I've known of, were unable to do the things they'd wanted in retirement due to health or money issues. You can say "Well, they have to deal with it, and find new things to interest them," but that is far easier said than done. I wonder how many people can accomplish it?

My father loved being retired, but went back to work after 1970's inflation devastated his union pension. He felt lucky to find a job that was easy (night supervisor at a rich people's condo), gave him time to read, had a small social aspect (the old ladies liked him and made him feel important, even if he was only changing their light bulbs), and provided money to take my Mother to dinner and to fix the car and house.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:53 AM
 
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The only bored retired people I've known of, were unable to do the things they'd wanted in retirement due to health or money issues. You can say "Well, they have to deal with it, and find new things to interest them," but that is far easier said than done. I wonder how many people can accomplish it?

My father loved being retired, but went back to work after 1970's inflation devastated his union pension. He felt lucky to find a job that was easy (night supervisor at a rich people's condo), gave him time to read, had a small social aspect (the old ladies liked him and made him feel important, even if he was only changing their light bulbs), and provided money to take my Mother to dinner and to fix the car and house.
yep - or there are other responsibilities that take precedence - caregiving for example. Sure, might not be "boring", but seriously, who wants to do that for years and years???
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:08 AM
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Considering that I will have somewhere around 50 years of work under my belt when I retire - I figure it's no one's business what I do once I do retire.

I look FORWARD to being bored.
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:12 AM
 
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I am sure I will find something to do when I retire next year. Getting a little job at Costco or something, or maybe Chico's, is on my radar. More for the social interaction than money.
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