I do hope that I am able to reach my elder years. I hope that I am able to still be mobile. I will go crazy if I can't at least drive.
A former coworker who hired me at my current position almost 5 years ago retired about 2 years ago at age 55. We just had his funeral a few weeks ago. Something with his liver from what I have heard. He was certainly not in the best of health when he left but not bad enough that he would not be alive more then 2 years to enjoy his retirement that he worked his ass off to achieve at 55. Kinda resets your outlook on life...at least with me. What good is retirement if you can't enjoy it.
I can’t wait to retire. Full checks at 57yo, because fuck working. I’m sure I’ll do something to fill time, maybe I’ll do something socialist’y!