Pointing Out the Obvious wrote:
Recognizer of Brilliance wrote:
personally, I don't think I know any retired men who have created much of a life after work. Maybe one or two, arguably. Most just watch tv and get progressively unhealthier and dumber.
women are better at creating social connections that keep them sharper.
This ^ is the unfortunate truth.
I suspect agip was being facetious. Retired people today are infinitely more active and social than they were a couple of decades ago.
I don't think he was being facetious. That is certainly a reality within the scope of many people's experiences.
You are correct though about retired people being more active and social than ever. My own personal experience with retired people shows that those who were active and social before retirement are active and social in retirement. For those people who can ONLY be social and active when they are working...man, what a sad thing that is. Here in the US we tie WAY too much importance on the work that we do. Our work should not define us. It's just something we do for money.