Being and staying Time Rich.
Here is an observation which should be remembered about what happens to everyone who is retired.
First of all one has more time as a result of not going to work.
Yet if one is interested in what’s going on in the world, and engaged in making social change, the the following will hold true: –
‘ I just don’t know how there was time for me to go to work.’
I know this to be so, as it was a case of my switching from a page per week to a day per page diary.
Though here comes a tip to anyone who’s about to retire –
Go food shopping every day as you will be eating really fresh food, and can use the sale bargains on items you use all the time.
You will also get out of the house that way, and get the walking exercise which everyone needs to do.
The Wrong Answer.
The other advantage of retirement is that one can work on projects / plan / work on events way in advance.
Being time rich also means I am able to read a lot of newspapers, and reports which relate to the campaigning work I’m engaged upon.
So when I ask a specific question about some issue or other, then it’s because it really does need to be addressed.
That said, one will constantly hear the following from those who are still at work:- ‘ I’m too busy to do [ or answer ] that right now. ‘
That’s known as the Wrong Answer, as it slows down the work of those of us who are time rich.
This is especially so if it’s a case of asking for the same thing time and time and time again.
It also means that those who keep saying ‘ I’m too busy’ will never get the potential help they need, or ever see the various projects which they are involved in move forward at a faster speed.
Thinking Ahead – Planning Ahead.
The things one learns you get older, is that there are always last moment problems, or changes which need to be made at the very last moment.
Many of these come about because of changing circumstances, last moment emergencies, etc.
Yet a lot of them are the result of not being able to do any medium to long term planning, or thinking about alternative options way in advance of events.
Right now I’m look at and working up events some 3 months to 5 years in to the future.
For example: – What we can all do about marking 60 years since the Windscale fire this October.
So just keep all of this in mind, as it could well work to your advantage.