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Erik Richardson

Teacher, Richardson Ideaworks, Inc.


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How will you spend your time and/or make a living between ages 60 and 100?

As improved medicine and machinery continue to expand our lifespans in the developed world, the current model in which we work until age 65 +/- and then "retire" seems sadly outdated. New questions begin to arise, though, when we reflect on how we will each make a living and how we will make a life. I am excited to see what kind of ideas you all come up with.

One particular question related to the model is this: if someone goes back to school to re-tool for a whole new career at, say, 50, will they get hired into career-track positions where they could work for 20 years?


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  • Jun 27 2012: During the first 50 years of our lives, we are always busy and we have many commitments to the surroundings; family, work, society and country, however, in this age range you mentioned I think its time to live the way I always wanted, be and stand where "I" want to be, achieve things I dreamed of achieving, share wisdom and if I its possible, shall correct my mistakes that I was too young, silly and ignorant to correct back then...

    Most importantly, stay healthy, I ask Allah to bless you, me and our loved ones with good health and happy life.

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