Retirement: what depression?
I "retired" a lot sooner than my retirement age.
All of a sudden I did not have my money to spend as I liked. Tough, we cannot have too many good things. Then there was a question, why was I working in the first place?
To buy clothes, perfumes, make-up, have my hair fixed professionally, in other words, I worked to look good at work. Now, I do not look as good as I did when I was working, but by George, I enjoy the chirping of the birds, the playing of he squirrels, and smelling my roses in the garden, the sound of my fountain.
Depression and retirement are two completely different things. Depression is a severe and long disease and it may not show up after retirement at all, we may seem a little sadder, maybe a bit bored, but not depressed.
Learning to enjoy the little things that life offers you is a success, being calm and serene is something that money will not buy you.
Harmony within ourselves cannot be bought.
I really enjoy my retirement, you can do it as well. Honest!!!