Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Retirement Shortage

I am approaching SS retirement age, and I read a LOT about retirement.  I first started attending retirement seminars about 2001, 4 years before I first retired in 2005.  I learned a lot.  I read a lot, but most of it does NOT pertain to me.

Most folks are anxious to retire.  Retiring at 46 or 47 or 48 years of age is supposed to be the highest and best a person can do.  I was eligible at age 55, in 2005. I still haven't given it up for several reasons, foremost that it is such a great ministry opportunity.  But there is more...

I was thinking last Friday that I can't retire too soon, because I have a pile, a BIG pile of research questions I need to answer.  I want to do some/most of these:
  1. Figure a better way to propel a manual wheelchair,
  2. Work out a better way to score Power-lifting,
  3. Work out a better way to score decathlon and heptathlon,
  4. Work out a better way to predict the heat stress in people wearing protective clothing,
  5. Work out a better way to measure hydration on the go,
  6. Work out a better way to calculate true age, as opposed to calendar age, of humans,
  7. Work out a better way to recover from training in a bunch of sports,
  8. Etc., etc., etc.

I can't bring myself to walk away.  Maybe one day they will carry me away. Worse ways to live, worse jobs to work, I guess.

Doesn't sound all that appealing to you? I understand.  G^d made us all different.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm..well, I retired, but I ain't quit, yet! I see retirement as a chance to do more of what I want to do, less of what is required of me by a boss. It's given me an opportunity to write...and think....and stuff.