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10 Retirement Quotes To Make You Think

10 Retirement Quotes To Make You Think

In Canada, there are 9.6 million Baby Boomers and every day just over 1,000 baby boomers will turn 65.

But how do they feel about retiring?   Here’s what Ernest Hemingway and others say about retirement.  What camp are you in?

The good…

“I’m not retiring. I’m graduating.”   (Junior Seau)Colleagues Applauding Senior Businessman

“The boomers’ biggest impact will be on eliminating the term ‘retirement’ and inventing a new stage of life.”   (Rosabeth Moss Kanter)

“Retirement is a time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, where you want to do it and how you want to do it.”   (Catherine Pulsifer)

“Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it.”   (Bernard Baruch)

“I have no porch, no rocking chair – and no time. My biggest need is a calendar because there are so many things to do. Now I encourage people to retire – the younger the better.”   (Maurice Musholt)

 And the not so good…

“Retirement is the ugliest word in the English language.”   (Ernest Hemingway)

“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.”  (Vince Lombardi)

“Retirement is the time when you never do all the things you intended to do when you were still working.”   (Author Unknown)

“You get old faster when you think about retirement.”  (Toba Beta)

“Retirement: When you quit working just before your heart does.”  (Anonymous)

So, what side are YOU on? Have you defined yourself by your work? Once you stop working will you feel lost and confused? Or do you see retirement as a new beginning?  We would love to hear what you think.

This post was written by Arlene Taveroff.  Arlene is the Founder of Create A Brand That Rocks which provides services and support to individuals and businesses in the development of their personal and business brands.  Arlene’s varied background includes teaching, research, obtaining a Ph.D. from McGill University, international photography exhibitions, two published books, a personal growth blog that was in the top 1% of traffic worldwide, and even her own TV show that ran for 2 seasons!

In her spare time, you’ll see Arlene experiencing yet another form of communication: she’s on the dance floor doing ballroom dancing. “I’m a total addict! It’s social, it’s fun and it’s the best exercise ever!”

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