Relying on work to help one stay active says much about the person. Although, there can be many reasons why people have to stick to their jobs way into retirement age, slavery or boredom shouldn't be among them.
Jobs are meant to complement our life and contribute to our wellbeing, not consume us or provide structure.
People who only sees themselves as slave to the corporate world until their last breath has got some deep thinking to do. Maybe set personal goals, pick-up a few hobbies, adapt a sustainable healthy lifestyle… or, push comes to shove, find a life coach.
Jobs are replaceable, a life isn't.
However, it's all about wellbeing and happiness. If your work is fulfilling and gives you joy… and all that good stuff, then by all means stick with it. But to stick to a job just because you suck at living life to the fullest is an entirely different conversation.
(TIME) — “I need to continue to be active.” Why Americans are retiring later than ever.
Many Americans are rethinking their retirements. As of February 2019, more than 20% of Americans over 65 were working or looking for work.
Like Ogelby, many Americans are rethinking the latter end of their careers. As of February 2019, more than 20% of Americans over 65 were working or looking for work, nearly twice the 1985 rate. Workers are retiring three years later on average than they did in the 1980s, according to Matthew Rutledge of Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research. The phenomenon could give the wider economy a boost, as older workers keep earning (and spending) money.