BY TONY KRUKOWSKI
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
We live in a world that constantly bombards us with the message that, if we just focus on our own needs and desires, we will be happy. This call to be inner focused on our own needs and desires can be even greater as one enters the retirement years with the promise of being able to just kick back and enjoy the fruits of one’s labors. What may happen, however, is that retirees who were used to contributing to others in their work lives find that they have that same insatiable appetite for making a difference in retirement.