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Old 06-15-2008, 01:04 AM   #21
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I disagree with your summary of his philosophy.
Freedman writes well and provides a valuable insight, but he gives me the impression that he can't stand anyone who's not productively working.

He makes stereotypical comments about "rusting in place" and "you can only play so much golf". He could choose to make positive statements about finding value in retirement, but there's no reason for him to trash the concept.

He should focus on the positive and ditch the trash talk...
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Freedman writes well and provides a valuable insight, but he gives me the impression that he can't stand anyone who's not productively working.

He makes stereotypical comments about "rusting in place" and "you can only play so much golf". He could choose to make positive statements about finding value in retirement, but there's no reason for him to trash the concept.
Well, it's true that he doesn't celebrate a 'third age' dedicated to self-service and consumption (as opposed to other-service and production), perhaps because a retirement centered on selfish consumption is already the dream of millions of working Americans. He really spends little time on this though, preferring to focus instead on what he considers to be alternative role models. As with any role model, though, you can take 'em or leave 'em depending upon how you're wired.
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