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May 13, 2021

Thursday Thoughts,


Retirement – In a word, it sucks!

There was a time in this country when people looked forward to retiring. In the true sense of the word, they were retiring from service, public or private, and looked forward toward a slower pace and being rewarded for their many years of work. We’re talking about the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s here. And then things changed!

Today, retirement to most means a relinquishment of their control on their lives in favor of a government sponsored “hush.” This can take the form of pathetic social security checks but often manifests itself as a reduction of worth. In today’s world, retired people are generally seen as non-persons who would be better off dead. Society it seems has little respect for those who have built this country. They are seen as yesterday’s expendable drones.

Generally shunned by America, seniors are often left with only other…

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