If you had to retire now..what would you do and where would you stay?

#1
A lot of us have grown up with this image of retiring in that nice posh mansion you plan to build in your village and practicing farming dairying/farming whilst you are at it - a dream perpetuated by how our old folks did it; work for a company, get your gratuity and retirement benefits and head home. Does this even make sense in the current landscape? Like apart from your wife, one does not even have age-mates in the village you can hang out with given that you mostly grew up and worked in the city/towns and most of your buddies are there. Mzungus retire at a very advanced age and spend their retirement savings traveling the world for a bit and then the rest in retirement home. Ever thought about what you may want to do during your retirement and where - as in location? would you continue working?
 

S_Lilly

Village Elder
#2
I think people should not be made to retire; likewise people should not do one type of job all their lives; having multiple life experiences is enriching. At some point, they should switch to doing what they enjoy, even working on a part-time basis, also participate in community activities mentoring the young.
 
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kaki86

Village Elder
#6
I think people should not be made to retire; likewise people should not do one type of job all their lives; having multiple life experiences is enriching. At some point, they should switch to doing what they enjoy, even working on a part-time basis, also participate in community activities mentoring the young.
People should be forced to retire esp in Kenya,
 

kaki86

Village Elder
#7
A lot of us have grown up with this image of retiring in that nice posh mansion you plan to build in your village and practicing farming dairying/farming whilst you are at it - a dream perpetuated by how our old folks did it; work for a company, get your gratuity and retirement benefits and head home. Does this even make sense in the current landscape? Like apart from your wife, one does not even have age-mates in the village you can hang out with given that you mostly grew up and worked in the city/towns and most of your buddies are there. Mzungus retire at a very advanced age and spend their retirement savings traveling the world for a bit and then the rest in retirement home. Ever thought about what you may want to do during your retirement and where - as in location? would you continue working?
Most people here are afraid of retirement homes
 
#10
nanyuki any day for me, or Moshi, or any high altitude area, not much land,about an acre to do some gardening ,a small bungalow and hopefully enough to retire, very important, a quiet local to swallow some pints polepole.
 
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