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Subject: Re: Parents Nearing Retirement Date: 8/22/2006 4:58 AM
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When I look at my mom (in her 80s) one difference that I see between her and (unfortunately perhaps) me is that she just doesn't have all that many "wants."

There may be a message for you in there, too, of course.

So many people rush around these days, slaving at work, putting in extra hours, and missing out on family/spouse time, not necessarily to be able to live a good life, but just to be able to buy more "stuff"! However, I confess that, back when we were both working and raising our family, WE did a lot of the same thing, though we tried not to.

I sometimes wonder where it will all end up. Will the coming generations eventually get so "busy" that they just plain go mad?

Good luck finding a "balance"!

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