[ExI] Subject: Longevity Dividend Course OP-ED Assignment 05

ben benboc at lineone.net
Sat Jun 7 21:19:57 UTC 2008

Morris Johnson said:

 >  All these wanna-be vibrant boomers are expected to avoid boredom by 
 > back to school and getting second and third careers, all the while
 > collecting pensions.  In the next part we will question if these
 > expectations are going to meet with a speedbump or two.

Ha ha. If i didn't have such a good sense of humour, i'd be insulted.

One thing to say about this: What the hell?

Never mind "'wannabe", I AM a 'vibrant boomer' myself (I'm sure i'm not 
the only one either), and boredom is /never/ a problem for me. There is 
one thing, and one thing only, holding me back - the degenerative 
effects of ageing. My eyes aren't what they used to be, i get tired a 
bit sooner than i used to, and can't quite hack staying up until 3 a.m. 
as easily as i used to (though i still try! lol). Bring on those 

Going back to school? Well, i never left, really. Learning new stuff has 
always been a part of my life, and i expect that 's the case for most 
ppl here.

As for collecting a pension, i hope i never have to, and that's never 
been part of my plan. i want to be a serial careerist. The hell with golf!

I simply don't understand the people who say "woudn't you get bored if 
you lived more than 100 yrs?"

I consider myself a mere baby in the 2nd half of my 1st century..

ben zaboc

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