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Retirement a Dysfunctional Stage of Life

  • Date Submitted: 11/18/2010 10:05 AM
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Essay-1 By:M.S.Aarpan.

RETIREMENT-A DYSFUNCTIONAL STAGE OF LIFE.

A man is considered as a microcosm of the world. He has to play his
Destined role as an actor on the cosmic stage of life. A day, after all, comes when he has to retire from the routine working process of life. Retirement, therefore, is a turning point in one’s ongoing routine of life. But the term retirement has got different for different men or women due to the pattern of one’s working conditions. A retired man or woman of a private organization, a professor, a teacher, a civil servant or a military man will be having quite different approach   in one’s social circle, behaviorism and attitudes. One gets rid off already set views, plans and procedure of daily routine.

It is a sad state of affairs that in our country (Pakistan), the retirement renders a man or a woman to a discarded stage after only a few months’ detracting from the regular run of life routine. The dominating reason being insufficient financial or material possessions and, of course, sudden change in the behaviorism of one’s own family members, relatives and friends who have been holding him or her in esteem before retirement and you feel totally rudderless at sea. The life looks like a meaningless routine. All rosy dreams, excitement, engrossing in the heap of bulky files, ‘Gup-shup’ and interaction with influential dignitaries comes to a standstill all at once and you are left alone/forlorn with no to your company and instead cocooned to either television or recalling the golden old days to further get into deep depression. Now you only hear your heart-beat and distant conversations and whisperings of the inmates of your family members who hardly find time to sit or chat with you in a lively manner. There is only a small portion of the retirees preferably from civil services with high ranks who adjust themselves quickly into new and enjoyable activities and life-style, of course with premeditated and preplanned...

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