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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our lifespans in the developed world, the current model in which we work until age 65 +/- and then "retire" seems sadly outdated.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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    Jul 8 2012: I think I would read so much, write a book, teach at a university, go to the theater as much as I could, I would also help gay guys by telling them "It Gets Better", I would try to be a glbt mentor and I would donate money to social causes.

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