Bored? Join the Club,
by Real but Anon
I don't have the answer. I am coming up to 2 years since retiring early at 58. I'm going out of my head with boredom.
I have developed that old person thing of getting really upset by things that wouldn't bother me normally. Like waiting for someone who is working to get back to you.
It seems like working people take forever to get back to you. You definitely get zero respect from anyone when retired. And probably the respect you thought you got when working was an illusion anyway.
I just cannot get friends or family (including my own kids) to get in touch. It just seems as if no one gives a s**t about old-ish men. Women seem to continue to get concern, but men can go to hell.
Worst of all, of course, men seem incapable of coming together to help one another.
Like I said, I don't have the answer, I just recognize the problem.