It All Matters

With the many changes occurring in retirement systems across the country, I have watched many of my friends make that career-ending decision in the last few years. For some of them, it arose quite unexpectedly. Others had been plotting it out for years. Either way, they all seem to go through several phases, including curiosity, investigation, assessment, realization, rationalization, and then decision. You’d think it would be done there, but it’s not. The biggest stage is yet to come, and …


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4 comments on “It All Matters

  1. sue outlaw on said:

    you sound like a GREAT grandpa!

  2. If only it were that easy….I’ve had that conversation (or similar) many times with my teenager over the years. He tries, but eventually backslides into laziness. It doesn’t matter how smart you are if you don’t do your work.

  3. What a great way to put things. I have tried over the years to let my kids know that we are a team but in the long run with school, they are the manager and I am the support. They will be the ones answering to the boss about getting work done or not done. I can just help them when they are unsure or need a different set of eyes to look at a problem or question. You can’t do it all for them and there are times they fail to complete things or totally miss the point. But as long as they have some security that someone is there to support them in their efforts, that all we can do.

  4. Barb Burkholder on said:

    Great life lesson in a warm and caring manner. Been there many times with our son, who is now 27. I wish I would have thought about the salt shaker example. I did the best I could at the time. He is now a very responsible adult. We used to read books together in middle school and high school.

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