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"What is with this obsession over retiring?"

Average life expectancy in the US is 78, not over 80.

1.) Many people have jobs that aren't pleasant.
2.) Having the choice to do what you want, and not what is necessary to generate earned income
3.) Health issues force many to retire before they would choose to retire

Significantly raising the full retirement age for Social Security will result in significant increases in SSDI.

Retiring before that is just ridiculous in my view. Like youre incapable of working or something?

Fine, it is your view and you are free to live your life that way. It doesn't mean others want to live by your views. Being capable of working and wanting to continue aren't the same. ...
- vkg | Date: 10/24/2015 8:58:18 PM | Number: 310412

I have NEVER, EVER had a job that I: 1. Didn't like, or in fact LOVE. If I did not like the job after the interview I simply would not accept that job. Life is too short not to like your job.

I retired from a job that I really liked a lot at the end of December 1995 to make room to promote my very able assistant to be promoted into my position. The deal was, promote my assistant into my position, or I will continue the one hour drive each way to work. My assistant was promoted, I retired. I was the BIG 50. I got tired of being retired so started: 1. A Law Firm, 2. A retail business <resale operation>, 3. A Telecommunications company, 4. A Venture Capital Limited Partnership. ...

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