The Advantage Of A Good Project

by deborah on November 11, 2016

in Culture, Family, Health & Wellness, healthy living, Life Hacks

The Advantage Of A Good Project

Retirement is a social construct that makes people think at a certain age it’s time to relax and

do nothing for a while.

Though a nice idea, and a prime motivator behind today’s worker-bee wage-slave economy,

it’s just not something that reflects reality.

Avoid Being Sedentary

The Advantage Of A Good Project

People tend to feel as though working day in and day out for thirty-odd years, accruing

retirement benefits, and then retiring to a life of leisure is a sustainable life choice.

Reality check: it’s not.

You work day in and day out like that for decades, suddenly you’re without a job and

bouncing around like a BB in a boxcar.

The Lens of Japan

The Advantage Of A Good Project

In Japan, the issue affects both spouses in a marriage.

Women seem to be hit hardest by a syndrome called

After forty years only having so much contact with their husbands, suddenly the man of the house

is practically omniscient, and it stresses his wife into physical ailments.

Likewise, the man knows not what to do with himself, and so ends up friendless and dependent

on his spouse.

 

The Advantage Of A Good Project

America has different iterations of the same kind of thing, and it all has to do with looking at

life the wrong way.

We weren’t meant to consolidate our life into portions of work and non-work.

We were meant to be continuously productive from the time we’re born till the time we die.

This doesn’t necessarily mean working at a factory, or doing some meaningless task.

It does mean creation.

 

“When you retire, do something with yourself!

If you’re still alive, you’ve got a reason to live.

Whether or not you discover it

may just be up to you.”

 

What To Do

The Advantage Of A Good Project

If you’re at retirement age, and haven’t the chance to avoid this pitfall, don’t fret: there are ways

to keep from stressing your spouse or becoming depressed; and one of the best means of doing

exactly this thing is commissioning a project of some variety.

How about a workshop?

If you’ve got an old shed, tear it down and build a new one.

Or build a greenhouse.

Or a bunker for when the other shoe drops and American economy bottoms out, facilitating all

the doomsday scenarios Hollywood has been fetishizing for decades.

The Advantage Of A Good Project

You can build one extremely cheaply.

As a matter of fact, there are a number of prefabricated steel buildings that can be built for

.

That means you can do a 500 square-foot space for $10k.

Throw on a solar panel system of 3.1 kWh for around $5k, and you’ve got an energy-sustainable

space that you can do whatever you want with.

The Advantage Of A Good Project

There are definitely some prime advantages to going the prefabricated route:

“It…offers simpler foundation designs, so your projects go up in no time.

If you need more space in a hurry, this is a great option.”

Just check out some of the prime designs located here.

Options like the are exceptionally popular based on their customizability,

strength, and utility.

Oh, The Possibilities

The Advantage Of A Good Project

This can be your “man cave”.

Give the wife a break, go have a few beers with the guys and catch the game on an installed projector.

Build something with your woodworking tools.

Paint something.

Write something.

Compose something.

Create.

Don’t just sit on your duff and do nothing.

The Advantage Of A Good Project

Socialize.

Imagine.

You may be getting on in years, but that doesn’t mean you’re diminishing in effectivity.

As a matter of fact, just the opposite should be happening.

With age comes experience, and with experience, wisdom.

Put that wisdom to work.

Help youngsters avoid the mistakes you’ve made.

Help peers escape driving their wives past insanity, or being depressed.

 

“We weren’t meant to consolidate our

life into portions of work and non-work.

We were meant to be continuously

productive from the time we’re born

till the time we die.”

 

Do something with yourself, and don’t be a voiceless wage-slave cog doomed to twilight years

of looming existential crisis.

If you’re still alive, you’ve got a reason to live.

Whether or not you discover it may just be up to you.

 

Are you retired or planning to retire soon?

What interesting projects would you like to do when you retire?

Share your thoughts and comments with us.