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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our lifespans in the developed world, the current model in which we work until age 65 +/- and then "retire" seems sadly outdated.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 9 2012: I will be better if we will spend our precious time with our grand children and our children specially who are child becoz it will give us a sweet memory of our lost childhood ..................

    It will let us to enjoy childhood once again at age of 60 also if we will spend times with the small childrens...... may be i am wrong but i am really going to enjoy my age of 60 if i will be alive by spending my time with the child and memorizing sweet memories of childhood...
    • Jul 15 2012: I can't spend time with my chilren & grandchildren as I was never able to have any. Therefore, I must find other things. It is difficult to get time with children now as you are suspected of being a pedophile or pornographer & have to go through police checks. Not a pleasant prospect for someone who is depressed!

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