The Retirement Years - Life At And After 60 - The Golden Years

Life After 60 - The Retirement Years

Life does not end at any age if the thinking is young, be it 60, 80 or 100. It is the mindset that one has, at any age, that reflects the age (not physical) of a person. So why should life end after 60? The retirement years are, the golden years, in one's life. After 60, life changes do occur especially if one has retired. The physical body may retire but the mind has not retired. In fact, the mind never does.

Though physical aging is a fact, mental aging is well within our control and for those who think young, life does not end at any age. Aspirations, wishes, wants, do not end or even decrease with age. In fact, most of these increase.

Think about it.


The Golden Years

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Doing What I Always Dreamed Of

On a personal note, I have always admired writers and wished to write on a public platform someday, when time and opportunity permitted.


I have just turned 60 and have found hub pages which I think is the platform I was looking for. I look forward to happy hubbing here.


Life in fact, begins after 60 and one must pursue it with as much zeal and zest, as when younger.


So guys, get working now, to enjoy The Retirement Years - the golden years.



Indulge In Your Hobby

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Thinking Back And Moving On


All of us have worked, the major part of our life, raising a family and catering to their needs, making a career for ourselves and doing other things to survive and make our retirement as worry free as we could. Now is the time to enjoy, the retirement years.

At this age, when one is relieved somewhat of the responsibilities of being a parent, when one's children are either married or have settled in their jobs, one has more time for oneself.

At 60, most of us who were doing a job, have retired and those in business can afford to take out more time for themselves, as the children have grown up now, and are probably playing a major part in the family business.

Now is the the time for personal reflection and doing things one wanted to do when younger, but could not, due to preoccupations with family responsibilities and career.Things like pursuing a hobby, doing social service, learning a new art or craft , visiting places one wanted to but never had the time to. So many other things can be done now with more free time at hand. The retirement years are our own years - The Golden Years.


Make the most of it friends!

Age is no bar

The 2 videos show that physical  age is no bar to being active.

It's the thinking that counts.

Senior citizens dancing

92 Year Old Singing and Dancing

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© 2011 Rajan Singh Jolly

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Comments 55 comments

Chasuk 5 years ago

I'm 50, but I'll be 60 soon enough, so this hub was useful and informative. Thank you very much for sharing it.


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for the comments Chasuk. It really means a lot to me.


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kimh039 5 years ago

You'll like it here rajanjolly:) Welcome. I hope to stay physically and mentally healthy enough to keep working into my 70s:)


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I hope you do stay not only active but on hubpages as well. Here's wishing you good health and a big THANK YOU for the welcome.

I sure am enjoying it here.

Take care.


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SallyTX 4 years ago from Only In Texas!

Great thoughts! We surely do change as we get older! It's always something new! Voted up and awesome! ;D


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Sally.

Change is life and we are constantly changing in the sense that our thoughts keep changing as we mature and get experience things in life. The brain sure needs activity too to maintain it.

Thanks for stopping by and appreciating.


Rolly Tanglao 4 years ago

I am almost 74, still enjoying life even with the usual aches and pains. I try to stay active mentally and physically and try to always maintain a a positive attitude. I strongly believe doing these have enhanced my life.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Rolly, I like your attitude. Staying active mentally and a positive attitude to life keeps at bay a lot of health problems.

Great feedback. Have a wonderful day.

Thanks for reading.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Age is just a number. Sixty is the new fifty, so on and so on. Enjoy your 60's Rajan, you are doing great so far and so is Grandma in the video!:)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Linda, appreciate your read and comments. Thanks.


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

This is great I know people that are 40 and act 80. Like wise I know people that are 80 and act 40! Great Article again! I am offering some hub love on facebook, twitter, google+, and hub followers


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Angela, it feels nice to have one's work ratified. Thank you so much for reading, appreciating and sharing.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

I agree with you Rajan, it is the mindset that matters. If one feels old, then they are old. If one feels young and stays active mentally and physically and maintains a good attitude, then they are young no matter what number is attached to them!! I hope that will be me dancing when I am 92!!! Lovely hub, my votes and best wishes to you Rajan and SHARING!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Wonderful hub! My hubby is now 60 and I am getting close, but we both refuse to "act our age". We still do the same things we did when we were in our 30's. (Maybe not as zelously.) Our children are grown and still invite us to their parties. Age is what you make of it. Great hub, voted up and useful. Have a wonderful day! :)


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

You sure will Annie, if you firmly believe so. Mind and thoughts are very powerful and have the capability to make mountains, mere molehills.

Appreciate your sparing time to read, vote and share. You are too kind Annie and I wish the best for you always.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Great to see a positive hub about aging and maintaining a good attitude and healthy lifestyle.

I'll be turning 60 in a few days and am happier now than ever.

Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Sheila, I am impressed and like your attitude to life. I started to write when I crossed 60. Physically we may slow down sooner or later. The mind never slows down.

I entirely agree with your thoughts and wish you the best of these golden years.

Thanks for reading and voting it up. You have a good day too!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Happyboomernurse, wow, I love this sort of an attitude. I have always liked positive people and try and be around them. There is too much of negativity around. The less the better.

I wish you the best years of your life now and am really thrilled to hear you say you are the happiest at this stage of life.

Good luck and thank you for such beautiful comments and votes.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I am having the time of my life at sixty-three; every single day is a wonder to behold. This is a great hub with a fantastic message...thank you!


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

Great and positive thoughts! I love it and it can never be repeated enough in this time when being young forever seems to be the main goal! I look forward to the golden years! Voted up, useful!

Tina


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

Retirement is like stepping through a door to personal freedom that most of us haven't had in many years. For me it was a wonderful opportunity to travel, see more of my distant family, read, write and develop my hobbies and other interests. I so agree with your advice - make the most of these golden years!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Bill I entirely agree. This is the best phase of one's life. There is no rush to do things as before. Thanks for being so supportive as always.

Incidentally this my first hub. I've always loved being positive and I admire you for this quality of yours.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Tina, yes along with wanting to stay young in body it is also important that the mind be made to follow suit. Thanks for all the votes and appreciation.

Nice to see you again.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Stephanie, each one of us has to find his/her interests to pursue and I'm glad you find it in so many things that you can do now, with more time at your disposal.

Thanks for the visit and nice to see you again.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

It is never too late, to enjoy and have fun. Great hub.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks for reading. Glad you liked it Nithya.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Top hub Rajan, so glad I have come back to these encouraging words. I am getting close to retirement age and just can't wait, without wishing years away, but I have so many important things to achieve once I am out of paid employment. Thank you, my votes to you and sharing.


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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Life is great at any age it is up to an individual to make the best of life and feel good from the inside


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Annie. Keeping ourselves occupied for as long as possible both physically and mentally is a sure way to be healthy and stay well. After retiring from your job I hope you get to do all those things that you have not been able to as yet. One never really retires from life; Right!

Thanks for all the appreciation, the votes and the sharing. And as always, for your valuable support.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

DDE, I fully endorse your viewpoint. It is upto us to make or break our life at any point of time. Well said.

Thanks for being here.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Nice happy and healthy message for those of us in this decade. You did a great job.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thank you Carol. Glad you liked.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thank you Carol. Glad you liked.


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ARUN KANTI 4 years ago from KOLKATA

A great Hub for those retiring or have already retired -giving a welcome fillip for the days ahead. After retiring recently I have started writing a dream I have cherished from childhood. Now that two stories have already been published I wish to be engaged more in such activity and earning money for my efforts.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Arun, I wish you all the best in your endeavor and thanks for reading.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Rajan,

I hit the midway point in my 60's and hope to stay mentally alert until I cross over into the next life. Age should never be a factor when it comes to enjoying life and trying new things. I agree that writing has become fun and also a learning experience when communicating with people from all around the world. Enjoy your 60's and beyond! Up, useful and sharing.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Hi Peggy, I'm enjoying life more as I'm into the 60's as I've made writing my full time occupation. So there's no more the need to rush to a 9 to 5 job. Hubpages has been a boon in this regard and I love interacting with so many friends I've made here during this time.

Thanks for coming by to read my first hub. Thanks also for the votes and sharing.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Enjoyed your hub. 60's can be a fun time if you can stay in good health. What the heck have fun and do what you want. Voted up.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Absolutely, moonlake. I'm having the best time of my life. Thanks for the visit.


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sweetie1 3 years ago from India

Rajan with age everyone change because body is not the same but you are right everyone can have lots of fun irrespective of age. voted up and interesting.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks sweetie.


Shannon 3 years ago

You're full of crap, life doesn't begin at 60, you're half way down hill heading to your grave. The rest of your life going to doctor appointments and waiting to die.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Thanks Shannon. I'm glad to have a more positive attitude to life.


swamiji 3 years ago

i am 60 and suffer from knee pain and cal muscle pain, lost all teeth, sometimes get migraine head ache, feel tired and weak, practice yoga, teach children


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

swamiji, pains in old age is a part of life. The attitude is what counts. Since you practice yoga and also teach children you are doing well.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

Well, my wants have changed a lot as I'm getting older. I don't give a damn about a fancy house or fancy furniture and other possessions. Don't care about jewelry or expensive clothes. Don't care about expensive or new cars.

I don't even care about traveling anymore. I was fortunate to do a lot of traveling around the U.S. for a few years and I'm glad I did, but I wouldn't really care about doing it again.

So some things do change, mainly I think, one's perspective on what really is important and what isn't.

Interesting article, great videos, -- voting up and interesting. Will share.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Aging is all about one's perspective, Au fait and not the body. We are only as old as we think. Appreciate the visit, votes and sharing.


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Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

To enjoy retirement , healthy body is a must. I liked your attitude and the way you wish to fulfill your dreams that you have time now. Interesting, voting up and sharing.


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Bishop55 3 years ago from USA

Nice job Rajan, and Happy Birthday!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

@Indian Chef-thanks for the read and share.

@Bishop-thanks.


Rickey 2 years ago

now that I am 60 I don't see the point to life


Doesn't matter 6 weeks ago

This is crap, people die at 80 so by 60 you're 3/4 the way through your life.

Your best years are way past you, they were back in your 20s and 30s when you were young, able bodied, had friends, a social life and little responsibility.

But 60 most people have heart problems, joint problems, weak muscles and mentally have declined significantly.

Anything you wanted to do you have done by now. If you didn't do it by 60 you're sure not going to do it after.

And even if you do stuff, what's the point? Aren't memories meant to be things you enjoy all your life not just in the last year or two.


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rajan jolly 5 weeks ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

Doesn't matter, you seem to be too pessimistic. That's not the way to live.


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fpherj48 5 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Hello Rajan...So good to see you. Attitude, not age, is what matters. During every stage of our life, our perceptions are different & our lessons are new & beneficial. Growing in years & experience brings more wisdom and confidence. Transitions are as comfortable as we make them.

Nothing stops nature or the progression of life. We create our own happiness & nurture ourselves & loved ones along the way.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. You are an inspiration.


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rajan jolly 41 hours ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. Author

I agree to what you say here Paula. Life is all about change at all levels & accepting them with a positive attitude makes life easier & enjoyable. Thank you for being here and sorry for the delay in acknowledging your input.

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