As a matter of course, the most important elements of a successful retirement are good physical and mental health, spiritual fulfillment, great relationships with family and friends, and many interesting things to do. Committing yourself to being a lifelong learner will go a long way towards having many interesting things to do.
What's more, when you commit yourself to being a lifelong learner, your life will never be without purpose. Having an important purpose, to be sure, can be a savior in retirement and make you forget about work.
Here are a few quotes about work and retirement:
- There are a lot of retirement books telling you how to manage when you retire. What most people want is one that'll tell them how to manage in the meantime.
- Unknown wise person
The morality of work is the morality of slaves, and the modern world has no need of slavery.
- Bertrand Russell
I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.
- Bruce Grocott
Women marry because they don't want to work.
- Marry Garden
When you see what some girls marry you realize how they must hate to work for a living.
- Helen Rowland
Check out these other work and retirement resources
Funny Retirement Poems
Retirement Gifts on The Retirement Cafe
Retirement Cake Sayings and Party Ideas
Best Places to Retire Happy on The How to Retire Website