Question: What do you think of the concept of retirement?
Higgins: Retirement is nonsensical. A happy life and work are the same thing. The problem you encounter is that you continually spend time at pursuits that drain you of life’s energy and call those pursuits ‘work’. Work is not life draining. It is life giving. Happiness comes from finding the thing you love to do and doing it. Just as birds will flit about and sing and suss out a ‘living’, humans are designed to do what inspires them and from that, suss out a living.
In this definition, to stop working is to stop living.
Received December 28, 2015