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Why is the lifelong goal for so many to be fat and lazy?

I always hear the word retirement. TV, news, work, school, etc.

Anecdotally, I know people who take retirement to contribute back to society in a way they could have never done before. They make retirement a joy to behold in how they enrich their lives as well as the lives of others. They make up less than 10% of the people I know.

The rest? 12 hours of TV a day, eating out, and maybe travel a bit to eat out somewhere else. They may also get involved in some community project who's main purpose isn't to enrich the community but to make the 12 hours of R&R into 13 hours of R&R by making all the young kids do all the work for them.

If they aren't retired, I talked to enough people to find out that the above is their goal in life.

Why is this? Why is the lifelong goal for so many people to be fat, lazy, and doing absolutely nothing?

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  • Aug 9 2012: I've heard - A Man Retires when He Dies.
    I hope, I live by this!

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