Talk all you want. NOW. For tomorrow, you may not have too many to chat and interact with. About the time you stop missing those blah blah meetings, you either grow lonely for human interaction OR you welcome the solitude.


Old folks can be chatty. They are, by and large, missing the human interaction especially with young folks. The problem is their hearing and memory fade and there aren’t enough chatting points to sustain prolonged conversations. Add to that the young folks’ seeming impatience over having to repeat themselves when asked.

Retiring into silence? Not really. There are others still willing to listen. And they don’t necessarily have to be in your age group. But they’re not that many. While traveling, you find the “one-shot deals” where you strike a conversation with fellow travelers or complete strangers. Not long-running conversations, but enough.

And this Season when young ones are busy partying or shopping, how about bringing some Chrstmas cheer into your lives? Have a listen.



About lifeisacelebration

Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life! I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. Sure, you sometimes get a raw deal in a few trips, or feel hassled by flight delays and cancellations, but the joys and simplicity of the present far outweigh the negatives. Oh, btw, I always end up gaining more friends after each trip. Many I kept......
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  1. boydlemon says:

    I think your point about reaching out to people outside of our own age group is important, one of the points I make in my new book, “Retirement: A Memoir and Guide.” I’m wondering if you would be interested in my writing a guest post on some aspect of retirement for your blog. Please let me know via email,

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