When I was to talk on a retirement farewell meeting of a colleague, I told that it is not retirement, but ' re-tyre' ment. which means there is a second innings after ' retyring' the worn out tyres. My speech was very well appreciated.
There is old literary word in Malayalm equivalent to retirement- 'Aduthoon'. I explained it as 'aduthu' 'Oon' which meant ' close dine'. I justified that retirement enabled people to eat meals sitting close with their family members and thus the word 'aduthoon' was apt instead of other words.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Knowledge is power.
Life is a struggle which is done at any cost in all circumstances - against all odds. Man never retires from his age until he is mentally retires. Although his health doesn't support him, yet being him mentally strong keeps him moving on and carrying out his responsibilities. Hopes never fade away until overpowered by dejection and disappointment. So, we should keep our hope alive as strong as ever.
Actually, when we are young we may be busy in earning and we might not have enjoyed our life. Once you are out of that earning mood and you are out of the job, you can use that time with your family. Let us not worried that our life is over once we are retired. You are retired from a job but you can start a new job. If you have interest you can spend your time doing social service to the possible extent. Like that, we can keep ourselves busy and need not think that we have nothing to do.