Anti aging guide

Right Attitudes Toward Retirement



How to approached retirement positively with a right attitude

If retirement is approached in a happy and enthusiastic way, then it is likely to live up to expectations. Beware of negative attitudes and stereotyping associated with age. Wounding phrases such as ‘mutton dressed up as lamb’ and ‘you can’t teach old dogs new tricks’ are ready made for putting down those old people who have aspirations.

It would be foolish for older people to compete with youthful persons in the beauty stakes. However, retired people can and should remain attractive and smart – but you will need to use different techniques to those employed in earlier life. The problems will be different and so will the answers, but the obstacles are not insurmountable. If treated properly mutton can be delicious although different to lamb.

Old dogs can learn new tricks. This has been clearly demonstrated when classes of old and young pupils have been compared when using identical course material and examinations. In fact, the older learners usually do better because of their higher levels of motivation and their increased self-knowledge which has taught them how to absorb new information more effectively.

Everybody has to find their own way through old age. There are no ready-made role models. It would be wrong to follow slavishly the example of previous generations. The lives of each generation are now so different it would be unrealistic to expect each to result in the same product. Each generation must decide for itself what is right and proper in regard to behavior. The rules set down by our parents or great-grandparents may well be inappropriate and have to be modified to fit current circumstances. If you, at your age, feel happy and comfortable doing it, then it is right for you. It is important to become bolder with increasing age – just as you will have to learn to tolerate the behavior, appearances, and activities of the young, so will they have to show tolerance to your preferences.

Posted by Carol Hudgens - March 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm