A associated quality of being young is to be intense with what you are learning and experiencing in life. No fear.
In a traditional sense of the word, a retirement begins the day you will stop reporting to specific job without intent to report to another. You would have the means for an anticipated lifetime of living that you need. So, you stop reporting to that work. But, would you ever see yourself retiring from experiencing and learning from life with the same intensity?
Challenge any assumptions that you might have now about retirement. Learning is a lifetime habit. A continued intensity of learning brings to us other ways to utilize the accumulated knowledge we have and will continue to seek for very specific uses. The purpose you have for your life and the intensity you pursue it with shouldn’t end at the last day of work you report to.
Plan now to continue learning with great intensity throughout your lifetime.
“Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten. — Lewis Mumford —