WHY A RETIRED PERSON LOOKED DOWN UPON BY OTHERS AND HOW BEST TO AVOID IT?

WHY A RETIRED PERSON LOOKED DOWN UPON BY OTHERS AND HOW BEST TO AVOID IT?

A person is ‘retired’ when he/she has not got any income generating service after attaining age as per service norms. A person who has had service career has to retire after he/she attains superannuating age. This would be the case with everybody who has got employment. For instance, in Government service an individual retires at the age of 60 or more as per norms of the organization. A person should not feel disenchanted and should never have feeling that he is not needed anymore. Retirement from service hardly means withdrawal from the activities of life.

The person concerned could contribute in other sundry ways because of his/her experience which that person has acquired over a person of time while in service. By so doing, the person concerned can enrich his/her life and the lives of others who are near to him viz looking after the kids by helping them in their studies etc. The retired person  could also take up social causes and assist others significantly. This will not only keep the person absorbed and also contribute meaningfully to assist others too. This way, people (in the family and outside the family fold) will not ‘look down upon’ that retired individual but have liking for the person. It goes to show that it depends on the person concerned to be of value and earn respect rather than hate which you have talked about.

Now, after retirement at 60, he/she has some years more which he/she can utilize effectively for not feeling as though the individual concerned is retired from active life. For example, I superannuated after attaining the age of 60 years on 31st January 2011 but on 1st February 2011, I got alternative employment thereby earning my monthly income besides my pension on a regular basis. This keeps me active and I feel as though I have not retired from the service at all. This shows that it is the retired individual  who could be ‘looked down upon’ or command respect.

HOW BEST TO AVOID SUCH A FEELING

The retired person could remain busy and contribute not only for himself/herself but also the members of the society of which he/she is an active part:-

  1. Remain busy in one way or the other and not be a burden on others in any way.
  2. Utilize the experience gained and seek some other employment for a regular income thereby keeping occupied and not feel ‘retired’ at all.
  3. Remain active, inactivity generates a feeling of unwanted from those near us. This way the person concerned could earn not merely income but also generate self-respect which, in essence, is hallmark of an individual.
  4. A retired person should not feel ‘unwanted’ but should contribute for the family meaningfully.
  5. If somebody passes a derogatory remarks, just stay cool despite provocation.
  6. Retirement from service hardly means giving up work in life; life just goes on notwithstanding, till life lasts.
  7. A retired person should always have the opinion that everybody will attain the age of retirement and should not feel let down, opinion to the contrary notwithstanding.

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Harbans

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5 thoughts on “WHY A RETIRED PERSON LOOKED DOWN UPON BY OTHERS AND HOW BEST TO AVOID IT?”

  1. Retirement notwithstanding a person should never be inactive in life because inactivity is equivalent to slow death. Therefore, a retired person should never break away from the active life and remain absorbed in one pursuit or other.

    WITH REGARDS
    HARBANS

    1. Affirmative Derrick sir. While you are busy, you are using all the organs of your body, but when you feel you are retired, you are retired from life itself. Your case is really exceptional. Regards.

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