I was reading an article in the Daily Mail about how Janet Street-Porter wanted to work as long as possible as it made her feel young.
There are two sides to the argument. One is that some do not want to give up working as they use their purpose in life, but also they are afraid of developing dementia. So by continuing working they feel they have a purpose in life.
The other factor to this side of the argument is, as a nation are living longer, we are having to provide for ourselves before the money runs out. There is also the fact that many people want to keep their independence for as long as possible.
So for those who are already working beyond retirement age, it's what those individuals feel they need to do in order for themselves to keep mentally fit.
The other side of the argument is that those who are looking for work are unable to find suitable employment in their sector, as older workers are, as younger people may see it as, depriving them of a chance to start on their chosen career.
It is commendable for people who are past their retirement age, to still be working. The graduates have new ideas and innovations, which could be put to good use.
As I have said in a previous article it is important that the older people pass on their skills to the younger generation and then the younger generation may be able to pass on skills that they have picked up during their education.
Janet Street-Porter also said that the government should be flexible over pensions, in regards to those who have a job that is physically demanding.
There are opportunities for individuals to excel in the workplace, as today's society adapts to suit individual needs.
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