In the beginning….

…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.

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