Originally Posted by ziggy29
Especially full-time. I could see myself potentially doing part time work I don't mind doing when I reach FI -- especially if the hours are somewhat flexible -- but 40+ hours a week? Blecch.
Well, also consider the society that we live in today....for many, a sense of family is not really strong at all - it's all about me, what I want, what I get out of something. As a result, many older people are single, many have children who often don't give a damn about them, and may not have very many friends or other family around. Sadly, for some of them, a job may be the main source of intellectual and emotional involvement.
Of course, I'd say (hopefully) that more people probably need to work for financial reasons because their savings can't support their financial spending, so they often resort to the not-so-humble answer of "I am bored", rather than admit that they need the money.