Retirement age in India has always been in news. When the facility to retire before age i.e. under the voluntary retirement scheme, was introduced many people retired early from their jobs. While some retire early, there are some that never retire. Dev Anand never retired. He worked till the last breath of his life. Amitabh Bachchan is often asked about his retirement age. When should people retire? What is the best age for retirement? The answer depends on what kind of a person it is.
I read a story where a government engineer who had executed several assignments retired not becausehe wanted to retire but due to his age. All of a sudden a busy man had no work to do. As a result of which his mind started working to unnecessary things. Soon his body that was healthy always started to fell ill. He was frustrated, irritated for unknown reasons.
He went on to join another job where age was not a restriction and it seemed as if his life was back on track. Similar is the case with those who are very energetic. Those who have high energy levels often face problems when they don’t find means to utilize their energy somewhere.
Similar are problems with those followedby thousands of people due to their particular job and as a result of their retirement suddenly their fan following decreases. Those hungry for fame are sometimes not able to digest this. These two kinds of people should never retire. Working till the end of life is the best option to keep the mind and body healthy for them.
On the other hand there are some people that do not enjoy their work. Retirement doesn’t mean to stop work. Nor does it mean to get away from job. It may mean to leave a schedule that was followed for years. There are people that eagerly wait for retirement. Such people are those that have plans to do after retirement.
People that don’t enjoy their jobs and want to start something of their own should retire early. There is no one in the world that won’t work. The only difference is how much you get paid or whether you get paid. Work is the requirement of the body. Retirement from job is a healthy option but retirement from work is not.