Own Identity

People has been in full time employment mainly for the main reason – livelihood. It is not strange for one to feel that the work is part of his/her identity. When one leaves the full-time employment due to own decision or other circumstances, one might feel that he/she has lost the direction of life. This is understanding to some aspects. One will have been in the full-time employment for at least 40 years of his/her life. When he/she retires from the full-time employment, it is natural that he/she will have such loss of direction. I have heard instances in which some people pass away shortly after the full-time employment. There are comments on this circumstance cited due to the loss of the direction. People start to feel ill and never recover from such illness. I believe that the longer one stay in the full-time employment, the likely in which one will have the shorter life span after retirement. However, there will be exceptions. However, I am not going to wait until the age of 60 plus for retirement. Furthermore, the place in which I reside currently, has government’s call for the people to work until 80 to 90. This is akin to working till death. I will not want to be in such circumstance. I decide when I can quit from the full-time employment. As usual, it is to each of our own. Different people have the perception of their own view.


Author: firewtk

A middle-age Singaporean currently having a minimalist and simple lifestyle. I am not longer in full-time employment with effect from 1 May 2019. I try my very best to write one post per day on this blog. The purpose is to share my prevailing thoughts to interested readers. It is up to the interested readers to decide whether they want to take action in embarking on the FIRE journey. I do not gain anything from this blog and it is solely for sharing hopefully for the benefits of all interested reader. WTK

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