Meaninglessness Golden Years
I've been retired for several years now. Live on a small pension and my social security benefit. Not enough money to travel, though I'd like to see the world.
Am intelligent, educated, a reader, capable of doing all kinds of once-interesting things to keep busy, but since I am long divorced, no children, the family is very far away and the very small town I live in is not at all compatible to my interests, being isolated and lonely.
Kept busy for a few years after retiring but the lack of meaningful social interaction weighs heavily on me. Because there are no true friends nearby to share my thought with, and I'm no longer vital to any social matrix, often feel that old age is simply dying before you're dead!
Have read that this sort of thing is not uncommon among the elderly such as myself. Golden Years-hah!