Sunday, May 11, 2008

How Long does it take for a person to decide his retirement? (revision)

Retirement is the state of being retired from one’s business or occupation ( Normally people retire when they finally reach the certain age of retirement according to their company’s regulation. In some other cases, people retire because of an accident they had or a long term illness or when they already have enough savings for the future. In many countries, the retirement age is being set by government in various number based on the age when a person’s body is no longer healthy enough and fit to do regular-difficult activity. The common age of retirement is between 55 to 70. Meanwhile, a lot of people disagree with this, they said that whether somebody is still capable of doing his job or not, only himself who knows.

Many occupation needs the worker to be perfectly healthy and capable of doing difficult jobs, such as athletes, actress and actors, models, mechanician, etc. These people do difficult and risky jobs. Any illness can give a big effect to their job. By being an actress or actor, people needs to keep their body fit, healthy, and good looking. They have to avoid having pimples, wrinkles, which can increase when people reach older ages. By being athletes and mechanician, people have to be strong and healthy. They must avoid being weak and ill, while people get weaker than ever when they reach later ages. It is true that a lot of old people can still do sports, being an entertainer, and all, but they don’t do it regularly.
In the contrary many occupations such as professors, politicians, are still dominated by elder people. They are the ones who rule in the institution and people respect them so much. They are considered to be wiser and more patient than the youngsters. These people are still capable of doing their job until 60, 70, or some even 80. The youngsters learn many things from them and by having it as their belief and inspiration, they make their own way to success.

In the end, deciding when somebody should retire or not, is actually must be done by themselves. It is themselves who know whether they are still capable of doing their job or not. These people have to set a certain standard for themselves because if they insist on keep working when actually their body can not tolerate hard works anymore, they can fall ill or even worse, lead to death. If government tell people to retire at a certain age, it will be unfair to people who are still perfectly capable in doing their job and have done great things in their life. They must be respected, and by respect each other, people will get respected too and that is one of the key to success.

reference :
Anon. (2008 May). Retirement. [Online Article]. Retrieved May, 11, 2008 from the World Wide Web :

Anon. (2007 February). Retirement. [Online Article]. Retrieved May, 11, 2008 from the World Wide Web : (

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