Some say travel is the answer. I was fortunate enough to literally travel the whole world several times. Some have said, “listen, you just need to stay busy.”
Playing chess is busy. Writing blog posts is busy. The real question is what busy do I want. Frankly, I never expected to live this long. I’m so much like my Father (who died at age 42) that I literally thought I’d be dead at 42. I was a man on a mission. At age 44 it dawned on me, I’m not going to die! O.K., I didn’t really plan that far ahead. What did I want to do? Where did I want to live? Where did I see my self in 5, 10 or maybe even 15 years?
A funny thing happened, I passed all those benchmarks and then some. I still don’t golf or play tennis. I am a Mason, a Knight Commander in the Court of Honor in the Scottish Rite and I’m a Shriner. I’m also privileged to be the President of the Las Vegas Region of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club. Margaret (my wife) is the Secretary and we both serve on the Board of Directors. Car people are great. But, I digress. I’m busy but I’m not as busy as I was before when I was fully engaged, participating, being of help to others and more. That’s what I want.
Speaking of what I want, that’s how we arrived at this blog. My wife said, “if all your activities and the charity work you do isn’t enough, go find a job.”
I have lots of friends that are retired. I see that many of them are also bored. How about you?
If you’re wondering, the background of that picture is in Ronald Reagan’s oval office.