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Old 08-21-2019, 03:10 PM
 
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Some people need more structure in their lives than others. Nothing wrong with that as we are all unique with different needs and wants.

I have some structure in my life and it works for me. You just need to find the right balance that works for you that keeps you happy.
I agree, but still think retirement "bliss" is generally oversold. It's just life, but a different kind of life. Maybe some are trying to convince themselves.
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:15 PM
 
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I agree, but still think retirement "bliss" is generally oversold. It's just life, but a different kind of life. Maybe some are trying to convince themselves.
Well you just gotta keep away from the click bait. The only place I've ever seen 75 year old couples running on the beach all giggly is on TV
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:16 PM
 
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I agree, but still think retirement "bliss" is generally oversold. It's just life, but a different kind of life. Maybe some are trying to convince themselves.
I'd take that any day over trying to convince myself out of some false sense of fulfillment to drag myself up out of bed 5 days a week to a job that sucks the life energy force out of my soul.

But hey, if that's what folks do to think they are living 'right' - knock yourself out.
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I have loved being retired for the last 22 years and it is extremely rare for me to mention where or how I spent my working years. It is very rare for the subject to come up with the exception of time spent in the military.
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:16 PM
 
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Well you just gotta keep away from the click bait. The only place I've ever seen 75 year old couples running on the beach all giggly is on TV
Are you on Facebook? But there EVERYONE is overselling his or her life, whatever their station!
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:18 PM
 
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I'd take that any day over trying to convince myself out of some false sense of fulfillment to drag myself up out of bed 5 days a week to a job that sucks the life energy force out of my soul.

But hey, if that's what folks do to think they are living 'right' - knock yourself out.
Again, not everyone is clinically depressed at work. That so many are -- or think others are -- is a sad commentary.
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:20 PM
 
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Are you on Facebook? But there EVERYONE is overselling his or her life, whatever their station!
No, I don't do that social media stuff. Everyone is playing oneupmanship.

Just remember..you can be anybody you want on the internet.
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I agree, but still think retirement "bliss" is generally oversold. It's just life, but a different kind of life. Maybe some are trying to convince themselves.
Since you are not retired I don't think you can understand. No one is trying to convince themselves.


Why do you want to keep arguing your point about a lifestyle you have never lived? Do you find that fulfilling? Most find that annoying and don't try to turn that into something about doubts, fear, or whatever else you can think of.
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:23 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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What no Van life bliss?
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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I retired early and had an active plan until 60 and then a second plan.
At 60 I still had it in me so went another year before throwing in the towel.

Retired and had a 5 year plan..ran a cow/calf operation on 60 acres. Planned to do that until 60.
At 61 I felt myself slowing down so I put "plan B" into action.

I'm 62 now living in a condo by the beach. Still active but in a different way which is less physically demanding.
I retired early buying a small 160 acre ranch where I currently rent pasture, sell hay and raise dogs.
It's a grand way to live
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