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Retirement .... The 6.5 circle of hell...

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posted on Dec, 3 2019 @ 12:40 PM
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Well life kinda f# up my plans to retire by 45. and im only 33 now wth

rip




posted on Dec, 3 2019 @ 02:02 PM
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The smoker you drink the thinker you get.



posted on Dec, 3 2019 @ 03:53 PM
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My dad was medically forced to retire about 15 years ago, major heart surgery. Had he had it his way, he wouldn't have retired at all, despite being old enough.

He couldn't stand it for long, so instead of getting back into retail where he was and liked at the time, he got back into farming and runs a farm today.

His words are infamous, "Retirement is death. You retire when you're ready to quit life, because all you do after that is wait to die."

Touche, dad, touche.
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posted on Dec, 3 2019 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

I so agree with your Dad.

It makes all the difference in the world when you have a reason to get out of the bed in the morning. Having a purpose, a reason for living, makes life that much more worth living.

There is a big difference between working for a living and working to enjoy life.
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posted on Dec, 4 2019 @ 04:02 AM
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a reply to: Nyiah

I see his point, but it's really not true that all you're doing is waiting to die. If you can make a difference in anyone's life--human or animal--let alone save the lives of others, that's pretty far from waiting to die. It's saving life and enhancing lives. It's important work we can do once we retire.



posted on Dec, 4 2019 @ 06:38 AM
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a reply to: drussell41

I think he meant that if you don't do those things you mentioned, or continued to work toward a productive life, you are wasting what time you have, and all you are doing is waiting to die.



posted on Dec, 4 2019 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Sorry to hear of your situation.

I had to mostly quit drinking to avoid the "start drinking too early" trap. I now drink only on holidays and when I'm on a trip. It was just too easy to drink too much.

Feelings of self-worth were not so straightforward to address. I do the things I need to do as far as cleaning up etc. around my living space. But like others here have mentioned, for as irritating as work could be, there were a lot of little upsides that I now miss. I think it is something I will work with for a long time to come.

Good luck. Cut back on the sauce if you can, it only makes things worse in the long run.

Cheers



posted on Dec, 4 2019 @ 05:54 PM
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originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: drussell41

I think he meant that if you don't do those things you mentioned, or continued to work toward a productive life, you are wasting what time you have, and all you are doing is waiting to die.


Spot on, my dad can't stand sitting around doing nothing, even his hobbies aren't enough for him. If he's not being productive, he goes stir-crazy.



posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 01:48 AM
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originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: drussell41

I think he meant that if you don't do those things you mentioned, or continued to work toward a productive life, you are wasting what time you have, and all you are doing is waiting to die.


Thanks.

It's so much easier to communicate in person.



posted on Dec, 6 2019 @ 03:16 AM
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I'm 43 and on disability. I wish I could work. Instead I sit in my chair all day wasting my life away. I miss working and having a purpose in life. I don't drink alcohol I eat Valium all day.

My day consists of waking up in a haze from all the medications I take. Drinking coffee for the first 4 hours trying to overcome the sedative effects. When I wake up I feel like I've been given a lobotomy.

I surf the internet and play video games for a little bit. Been thinking about breeding some aquarium fish for extra money. I like fishing but I don't have anyone to go with.

I have friends and family but they're all busy with their own lives.

Lately been having a ton of anxiety worrying about the future. My mind haunts me in my sleep. I'm constantly having nightmares. I asked my doctor for more Valium. My anxiety was so bad I was smoking 4 packs of cigarettes a day.

Last week I slept 24 out of 36 hours. I couldn't even get out of bed. I've been told by a lot of people I'm a good looking guy. People can't understand why I'm not hitched. I just don't want a relationship. Been there done that. Things just never work out I'm mentally unstable. I like to keep my life as simple as possible. I do get lonely at times but I'm use to it.
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posted on Dec, 6 2019 @ 03:44 AM
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a reply to: wantsome

Man, this sounds grim, Wantsome, especially the Valium intake.

I miss working too.



posted on Dec, 6 2019 @ 06:02 AM
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I know you have a wicked sense of humour
yes i spelled that correct .

Here is a song i choose for you














After thinking about it maybe this is a better one

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