I’ve been preparing for retirement for some time, and I’m now days from leaving the position I’ve held for 30 years and the profession in which I’ve worked for 40 years. I’ve read many books about this “encore” period of one’s life as well what this new life stage means and might be.
This past week a friend sent me a link to an essay in The Atlantic called “Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think – Here’s how to make the most of it” by Arthur C. Brooks (July, 2019).
Brooks describes life’s trajectory from one’s 30s to 80s, when we peak intellectually and professionally, and when the capacities upon which we depend for work success begin to decline. He describes as well the nature of success at different ages, and what brings us the greatest happiness in each life stage.
See my complete blog at the Times of Israel – https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/retirement-into-re-fire-ment/
Geraldine Mund said:
Thanks for the reference to this article.
Michael Rosove said:
I found the original article and read the whole thing. Very interesting and relevant indeed.
On Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 2:16 PM Rabbi John Rosove’s Blog wrote:
> rabbijohnrosove posted: “I’ve been preparing for retirement for some time, > and I’m now days from leaving the position I’ve held for 30 years and the > profession in which I’ve worked for 40 years. I’ve read many books about > this “encore” period of one’s life as well what this new l” >
David Kanter said:
I can’t tell you how poignant, relative, and actually inspiring in so many ways for me was your blog of today.
I just finished three days with eight high school friends all of the same age, all who have retired and are trying to find meaning in their lives after being successful as a surgeon, anesthesiologist, professor and other meaningful careers. What you speak to in your blog was a topic of conversation throughout their visit.
As far as you not remembering names, movies, and the like are concerned, if that was the criteria for me to retire and begin looking for mindful stimulation elsewhere, I should have retired 40 years ago. I still can’t find my glasses, keys, or pen each and every day.
As always, you inspire me with your thoughtfulness. Your goals and aspirations that you alluded after retirement give hope to me to look forward and not backwards as I also contemplate the next stage in my life.
You didn’t mention focusing in on golf as a prime aspiration, but I have the feeling it’s going to be right up there with writing and other intellectual challenges that I am sure you will be undertaking.
We are looking very much forward to being with you and Barbara in August.
With love, David
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Roberta Berrent said:
Yes, for sure. Thank you
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