The retirement age is over

– We will work until we die as the timescales demand
I’ve known family friends who complained years ago that they can’t retire in their new home abroad. Some thought that the only practical scenario was to retire abroad and then relocate; the exchange would then be sufficient. These were people who had retired in Guyana and left unknowingly in my consciousness to find jobs abroad because 55 years of age was a man or woman in their physical and mental prime. We had adopted a British system that undermined us all the way; we were throwing organizational information out the window for reinvention, and so the same errors were made every 30 years. The drudgery of apathy in the administration of the collective welfare of the working class was the inherited philosophy; therefore, the fate of retirement was in many cases the subject of ‘watchman’ positions and subject to the unscrupulous behavior of strange characters who offered that service, which is, of course, a whole narrative in its own right. With rising crime and paying jobs becoming difficult to access, this was a social reality that was consistent from the 1860s onwards and worsened in the mid-1970s after the oil crisis I wrote about in February. past. As a young man, I can remember the conversations of some friends who mentioned their father coming home every day from work on his “big-Ben” bike and still having shortages, quarrels and some domestic fights, I said fight because those women. far from walking.

The older young males and females were easily dragged out of school and thrown into whatever workforce to help; therefore, options were weighed and alternative income determined. The late ’60s and early’ 70s produced the simultaneous social revenge for the legacy of generational poverty; a breed of young men became another class, contrary to the norm of learning a trade and getting a job with little workshop to take jobs. These were youth who rode the popular 65cc motorcycles and grabbed payrolls. A couple of these guys are older now, but a few are still around; they were the grassroots solution to a difficult situation that required difficult answers, but they were not the conclusion, organizations such as the Guyana Youth Corps, the National Service and the development of the co-operative groups produced a far-reaching arsenal of life-skills tools that recovery. That generation and why many of them will not be able to retire we have arrived now.

When I first rented, let’s say a live ‘bachie, the environment held a mattress, or rather a new sheet-wrapped mattress, portable hanging wardrobe-bag Suit, suitcase suit, as’ The new titles vary. These protected the threads from insects using them as their bathroom, playground and of course a medium transistor radio to hear the elderly on Thursday night, local radio news and drama. In the ’70s there were no televisions, no mobile phones, no internet, Netflix was Globe, Strand, Metropole, Rio, and the like. So in that simpler time, the rest of things came in most cases when the homebuilding revolution went to the ‘bachie.’ I’m talking about the love in that age of innocence not so much. You will not buy the next pair of Clarkes, you will lay them down on a solid bed at Fogarty’s, then crumble you will be bullied into buying nice, less picnic canvases instead of Profitt and Carib Front and that is how in many cases how it began, a life of responsibility. Today the average young person is naturally enchanted by where technology at a miraculous pace has taken us, far beyond our economic means. We no longer compete with the ‘Joneses,’ we compete with the IBMs, the DELLs, the Blaze GTT categories, and 100 other names that we can’t compete with as a nation, much less as individuals. Even if you retire Artisan resurrecting the passion of owning a unique small furniture establishment, you still need to put your stuff on social media, so you need a smartphone or laptop, soon you’ll be learn about the levels of the following expenses, virus protection, etc. Don’t think for one second that I’m cutting technology, it has improved everything, but it has ordered major changes.

Then most kids don’t follow our example of renting a room and setting up territory. They are still at home, they want independence, but the idea of ​​renting a room is not too good for the naive, open-minded young women, and the young men want what looks like a ‘Living Pack the virtual reality of our time. They don’t want to rent ‘Bachie,’ that term revolves around the Spartan challenge. They want ‘Crib,’ because as babies they need to press mother and father facing a world of more bills, and a new set of skills tools, for the ‘after retirement’ habit of this age. New career ‘this topic needs more attention.