Work & Purpose The New Retirement: Purpose and a Paycheck Why more retirees are finding meaning

(This column is adapted from the first chapter of Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness in the Second Half of Life by Chris Farrell.  The book will be published by HarperCollins Leadership on February 5, 2019.) The association of old age with decline and uselessness runs deep. To carry on with work during the traditional retirement years — or indeed with anything more demanding than afternoon lectures, a movie and an early dinner — is often considered cute at best and depressing at worst. In his essay, “Notes on Aging,” economist John Kenneth Galbraith called these commonplace reactions (surprise laced with condescending admiration or misplaced concern) the “ˆStill Syndrome.” Galbraith wrote the essay when he was 90. Read more here >>>

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