by matt i
The country of Germany introduced retirement benefits in 1889. Prior to that most people passed away between 26 and 40 years old.
So it isn't a surprise that modern America has struggled with a phase of life unknown until the past 100 years or so. At 62 or 65 if you have been fortunate to live this long means you may have another 25 or 20 % of time left on earth.
Our extended life has increased the desire to live forever and people think working beyond will further expand that expectation --to say a man is vain means merely he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people --a conceited person is satisfied with the effect he produces on himself.