In other words, more and more professionals i.e. lawyers, doctors, business executives are getting burned out at an earlier age, and many are opting to retire by the age of fifty.
Interesting! Kind of fits in with this whole Living Simple idea!
I was thinking about what I would have done if I had it all to do over again. Well, the first answer, and the one everyone wants from a philosophical perspective, is that I would not change anything because all actions led me to here, and here I am a happy man.
If I could do it over again, I would have delayed going to college. I would have worked for a few years and then said “to hell with it” and started travelling around the world and enjoying myself. Sow the wild oats and experience as much as possible before I had to settle down and become a member of the work force for forty-five years.
You see, we have it all backwards in this society. We work our asses off until we are too old to enjoy our retirement years. What the hell sense does that make?
Happily, I finally figured it out, and I quit after sixty-two years. I am still in good health and I still have some great days ahead of me. I am done with the rat race and I am done with the silly notion that money can buy me happiness.
Today I Live Simply and enjoy life so much more.