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Retiring the Idea of Retirement

on March 18, 2014

Feathers for Arrows

Resolve Just got back from a trip to Tucson visiting my grandparents. This past year they moved into a retirement community. Very well off, they bought the nicest model of the optional home choices. They built their own and are in the motions of building a second one in order to house more guests at one time.

I’ve never visited a retirement community before. It was actually quite bizarre really. As my siblings and I walked around, we were stared at and even scowled at a time or two. The question that kept coming forward was, “What is this aversion to young people?” We meant no harm and did our best to stay out of their way. It really made us laugh, but it also stirred deeper questions in my  heart.

Retirement. The American dream. Work hard the first half of your  life in order to live the life you really…

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