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Retirement 2051

Retirement 2051

I will be 90 years old in the year 2051 hence my associated posting on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/90-cityvp-manjit

My definition of failure in 2051 is facing my 90th birthday with the thought "What happened to the last 30 years of my life?"

I have these 2 or 3 years to create a foundation for what I plan to do which is retire at the age of 90 and so what I engage on my online learning journey and the offline one is centered on a fully inclusive timeframe between 2020 to 2050.  This is not the first time I have set a forward projected view, that was the same thing I did in 1999 and what I set then is still playing out today and it is what I intended in 1998 when I contemplated what it means to have this brand new fandazzled thing people were calling the "Internet".

Retirement at 90 simply qualifies the actual meaning of retirement.  Those that contemplate an early retirement are working on a societal meme that was set decades ago when 65 was a threshold for life expectancy.  That we now go and live for 20 to 30 years longer than that original threshold was not conceived at the time.  More so as technology and science advances the next generation can add another 30 years to their lifespan and the following generations may see an additional 30 years tacked on.  We still don't think about life as being anything beyond 80 to 100 and that is simply because our thinking about life path is based on short-term thinking and not adaptation.

Hollywood Reporter engaged a series of interviews with famous people who have continued to work called "Creative Until You Die" and two of the more creative interviews were with Stan Lee of Marvel Comics and Carl Reiner who held up a book he is writing called "Too Busy To Die".


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CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #10

#19
Hi Federico I tried again with a post called 2050. Same thing happened, it went to another post. I changed it back to Life 2050 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/life-2050 - so it is doing the same thing when a post is numbers only - but hey the good news is that it led me to write the buzz - so that is good :-)

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #9

#15
The scenario that plays out in today's society is the predominant orthodoxy of human capital. To protect us from this orthodoxy we need a personal brand, we partner with existing human resource mindset and since millions are trained to accept themselves as being human capital, we remain distant from beginning a new era where being has meaning and doing is informed by the context of being. We market to this orthodoxy as if it is going to be the reality of human existence rather than recognize that the meaning of education are people are asking questions, but what is the value of any answer that is stuck in the concrete of the predominant orthodoxy. What is worse is that we end up justifying this orthodoxy by partnering with people who most represent it. This is the viscous cycle that has not just suddenly appeared, it is the same one found in ancient Greece that made Socrates drink hemlock, it is the same one that crucified Jesus Christ, or burned William Tyndale because printed the Bible in English or De La Barre who was sentenced to death for blasphemy and impiety http://en.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20101216-french-free-thinking-knight-still-controversial-figure and unlike the other three his fame as a martyr was because Voltaire turned him into a symbol against a decrepid ruling class even though De La Barre was from that class. This viscous cycle of martydom culminates in celebrating people like De La Barre who was a troublemaker transformed into a martyr. Today we see martydom play out in the Middle East and yet this is the old orthodoxy at play. The rise of the human being accompanies the rise of artificial intelligence - and it is this development that will have a transformative effect on what it means to be human and transform an orthodoxy of a doing culture, into a being culture.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #8

#14
DearIan Weinberg this is what "Structure and Space" is about https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/structure-space because we live in a world which makes us experts and masters in entropic consequence. Entropy manifests itself as a mindset and the carnage we see of human beings stripped off their potential to express capability in the final third of their life, is so manifest in our economic way of thinking, that I see the same misery and pain - most of it locked away in old-people homes, where human beings are led to reverse mortgage their assets and then put into care. The promise is utopian but I see an emerging dystopian reality in this promise and that is another example of entropic mindset. So yes, longevity must accompany a syntropic mindset. That is what is what I am exploring in my Structure and Space buzz. I am not exploring a group utopia but my own thinking and it's potential to create a syntropic structure and space. Structure and space here is contextual to an individual being.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #7

#9
As you mentioned in the earlier comment David, there is some incredible developments in the pipeline as far as the aging and vitality space is concerned and it is just a matter of time before life extension yields incredible opportunities - but if we know that will happen down the road, why are we living like it is 1999? Even Prince did not benefit from that.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #6

#9
As mentioned David, there is some incredible developments in the pipeline as far as the aging and vitality space is concerned and it is just a matter of time before life extension yields incredible opportunities - but if we know that will happen down the road, why are we living like it is 1999? Even Prince did not benefit from that.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #5

#8
I think the key to the future Pascal is "Unretirement" which mean retirement is what you can do at any point of one's working life, it does not have to be an end of work thing. When we want to get back into work, we simply unretire. I call it the Brett Favre Principle. I am retiring, I am unretiring, I am retiring, I am unretiring, I am retiring, I am unretiring - those Saints just retired me.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #4

#6
Dear Gert, attention is what gets us run over, observation is what keeps us on our journey - glad you liked the buzz and that is a nice soundbite I have expressed - and in honour of that expression, I will remember this particular line as my "Gert Moment" :-)

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #3

Federico \ud83d\udc1d \u00c1lvarez San Mart\u00edn found the snafu - so renamed as she said and snafu is fixed. Thanks a million Deb !

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #2

#2
OK thanks Deb - I will try that cc Federico \ud83d\udc1d \u00c1lvarez San Mart\u00edn

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #1

Federico \ud83d\udc1d \u00c1lvarez San Mart\u00edn when I click on my buzz 2051 it takes me to someone else's buzz? I can see on my menu page but as soon as I click it, I get a different page that is not my buzz?

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