…there was the Oxford English Dictionary. To retire originally meant to move to a position of safety and or relaxation. One would “retire to he bedroom”, for example. In fact an archaic definition of retirement is “a secluded or private place.”
Retirement is now a modern concept of “ceasing work “, but I don’t find that quite accurate. Perhaps it does involve the termination of regular remunerative tasks for a long term employer, but it can also involve the exploration of new pursuits . That exploration process can require much effort and focus and yes, work. So, the “ceasing work” definition is really not applicable.
Clearly we need a new definition of retirement, and that is part of what I hope to discover through these posts.