I recently came across a New York Times story that featured retirees telling college kids things they wish they had known about retirement when they were young. It’s essentially a “lesson’s learned” kind of discussion and I thought it was brilliantly simple and effective.
So often, we feel we’re on our own trying to navigate a complex world. And we forget that there are others who have travelled similar paths before us.
So, I have a suggestion that we all take a moment to ask a retired person for their advice. Find out if retirement is what they expected. Do they feel they prepared enough? What do they wish they had known when they were younger?
Something tells me they’ll appreciate your company and friendly conversation, and in return, you may gain some priceless wisdom.
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