Retirement is a process which gives permanent rest to working people. It does not mean that now they are physically weak or mentally retarded, however, it implies to a demarcation which lies between employability and unemployability. As long as a man is working he earns money and bears all expenses of his family, so he always keeps his head high but when he reaches superannuation, he will no more be working as an employee, it means he will no more be earning money for himself and his family. Those who are government employees don't struggle too much in further life because they don't need to ask their sons for money to meet their expenses but those who are in the private sector may be changed into a useless item in the sight of their sons and daughters-in-law. They have to bear direct or indirect humiliation decently or indecently which makes them realize as a waif lying in a corner.
I don't advocate to let them work for their respectful sustenance. I assert that their sons must take up this responsibility to give it to their parents which they deserve for.