Email from Lowell:
My job for the federal government is full of people who treat it like a prison sentence.
“I get to retire in 6 years, 13 weeks, and 3 days” they say like inmates enduring a long punishment until they can finally get free to do something of their own choosing and take a nice pension.
But all most of them do in retirement is sleep in, watch TV, overeat, and die relatively young. The lifers are all dead within a few years of retirement because they are quintessentially purposeless.
One guy died the day after he retired and still that didn’t make any of the others pay attention.