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“How do you visualize your future?” Retired person answer

How do you feel after retirement? Are your potentials for a better and happier life feasible?

Do you feel that your previous life-style is still a hindrance to achieve any happy life?

Maybe you need more comfortable conditions, but can you find a happy trade-off between comfortable routine and a newer vision/mission in your after retirement life?

How much of a change can you sustain if your worldview is transformed?

How ready are you to tempted to grab your chances when you decide for a change?

Do you mean “How I see the potential that next year I will be better off than today?”

I feel physically and mentally great. I still can see and hear. I still read and write every day.

I am connected to the world through the social platforms of FB, Tweeter, Instagram… and I keep a blog.

I am very curious about world politics and affairs.

I keep myself updated on local politics and affairs.

I feel totally free and frank in my comments and replies.

I have the time and enough finance to travel whenever I need a change in scenery.

I owe money to No one

And I’m Not attached to promises that I learned Not to give, even if I can deliver on my promises.

I learned to be funny and appreciate sense of humor.

I learned to act uninhibited when occasions arise to cheer up people and bring a few hearty laughs: I appreciate playing the clown.

Every week, I decide on a plan of action and execute it thoroughly.

Deciding on a trip, applying for a passport, applying for credit card that will come handy overseas, purchasing a mobile phone to do online transaction and stay connected to internet and Whatsapp… anything that will permit me to pull off my plan.

Obviously, at this age you are totally conscious of your body demands and restrictions: bowel movement, frequency of bladder ejections, eye-drops…

Matters that never crossed our mind in much younger age, as if the body is a machine, independent of the day demands on our limited capacity to actions

These constraints are a great opportunity for more detailed planning, for any extracurricular activities outside the perimeter of your home

A friend clown of mine wrote after her show:”Two little girls who came at the end to tell me that last year they watched the other performance and “you made us write our dreams on balloons ! Mine was to become a doctor and mine was to have a big shop full of toys! We love this show too. Come next year”.

I commented on her FB “Me too. I need to sign my dream on a balloon (wa ana baddi waqqe3 3ala balloon): I’ll have inspiration then and there “of what a retired person wants from his life”

I hear retired people saying: “Go for the best. I want the best” on FB

Hopefully we assimilated what is “the best”, if we can afford it, if we got the energy to go for it

My friend replied: “Surely, we have to grab our chances (tenter sa chance)”.

And I replied “quand on a acquit les 3 facteurs precedent on a deja plus que tenter sa chance: on est déjà sur le chemin des grandes potentielles”

And how about you my friend “How do you feel your next year?”

Stay healthy and have a great year.

Are you poor? Raise your hand! (Part 2, January 21, 2009)

The year 2009 is going to be far worse than last year economically and financially around the world:  

1. most of the capitalist investments are due to be paid this year:

2. many companies purchased in the diversification strategy have folded up and resources generated somehow not satisfactory;

3.  more creative financial gimmicks have to be invented and demands for bailout funds will be at an increase.

            Germany, Spain and Japan have established part-time job systems to absorb unemployment;.

In Japan 35% of the work force is part-timer; syndicalism is taking a new life in this country that promised life-long employment once hired. 

The part-time job agency Wuppertal (Germany) pays 2.70 Euro an hour and Germany has been reluctant to set a minimum wage level but the current rate fluctuate around 5 euros; in France it is 8.7 euros. 

There is nothing wrong with part-time jobs system as long as there is National health coverage and the work culture does not discriminate part-time workers and work classification as character failure.

60% of US unemployed have not health coverage because coverage is paid the employer; and thus, many members in the family of the fired worker lost their health insurance and lines are forming near health care charity providing institutions.

I experienced this condition in the US in 1997; I was losing weight though I did not feel sick; it was the allusions and the behavior of my acquaintances that scared the hell out of me, but I had no resources for a check up, I finally discovered a benevolent clinic; the physician told me that my nutritional intake was not adequate; instead of receiving money for food “quality” I had to pay ten dollars. for this diagnostic. 

In Spain, retired people receiving 525 euros per month are adopting the roommate accommodation style to cope with rental expenses. 

In Portugal more than 12% of homeless individuals have jobs but cannot afford to rent shelters.

And you start wondering how these homeless workers can resume construction jobs without warm and comfortable beds.

You start assuming that job related injuries would increase dramatically.

The nervous state of job insecurity will increase health deterioration and raise insurance rates. A vicious cycle of miseries that will not spread charity tendencies toward the much less developed States in Africa, Afghanistan, Palestine, Bangladesh, and the over two billion individuals earning less than one dollar a day or having a miserable meal every two days.

A reminder: The casualty toll in Gaza has climbed to over 1,400 dead; more children are dying from the detonation of bombs that did not go off. 

There are more than 5,400 injured, among them 2000 babies disfigured by phosphorous bombs and shells. 

Israel claims that the parachutists had to cover their landing by burning the land and people for their missions. 

More than 500 of the injured babies are dying, which will raise the death toll to over 1000 Palestinian babies “martyred”. 

We still have to wait for the final count: many bodies are to be extracted from the rubbles of demolished buildings.

The UN Secretary General visited Gaza and was appalled; he insisted that investigations for the destruction of the UN facilities will be conducted; what about the genocide?  What about financial retribution for the victims?

Nobody believes that Israel will ever cease fire; Israel was created as a mercenary State… 

What is sure is that many Israelis must be feeling very ashamed: the world community has finally discovered the true spirit of Zionism.




March 2023

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