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Published: Friday, May 17 2013 11:40 a.m. MDT

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george of the jungle
goshen, UT

To each their own. Appearance has changed through the years, motivation and mussels ain't the same. But being around people can keep the brain active.

Phil Kitchen
UK, 00

In some countries - for example - Greece - retirement was an attractive proposition. With huge government imposed pension cutbacks that, however, is increasingly unattractive there.

In each case of retirement, there should be individual choice (retire or not retire?). But, it all depends on finances! Assuming they are in order, retirement does not mean 'retirement from work', but only from work that pays a salary or wage. The work goes on. The idyll of a rocking chair on the terrace or balcony, and a gradual slippage into white-haired dotage, is acronistic. Workers still need to work, however, the form and reward system will change.

Salt Lake City, UT

There is a difference between retiring from making money and retiring from activity. For our mental, physical and spiritual health, we need to feel (and be) useful. That's why I applaud the program of The LDS Church and other organizations that encourage retirees to serve missions and engage in service projects. A sure path to physical and mental deterioration is to retire, sit home, watch TV and eat ourselves into the grave.

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