The Autumn of Life
Very often the mature age of a person is given a poetic name of the autumn of life. It is the time when you can finally stop a bit and enjoy the results of your professional, personal and spiritual development. It is the period when the dynamic and bubbling energy of action and creation is more and more often giving place to static and calm observing and reflecting. Physically such an emotional state of a person is usually achieved at the age of 60-65 years.
State system of many countries defined 60 years for women and 65 years for men as a retirement age, when people should give up their jobs and carriers and take up more quiet life, getting their pension amount of money. Recently, there have been a lot of discussions whether compulsory retirement at this age should be kept or abolished.
From my point of view, the state should still stick to this retirement edge limits, but only as to the recommended ones. The final decision if a person should retire or go on working should be taken by means of mutual agreement between the person and his or her employee. The thing is that everyone has absolutely different time when his or her “autumn” comes. One person at the age of 65 can be ready to turn to a life of a retiree with everything it means, but another one can still be full of active energy and eager to work. So, why not allow them working on and giving their precious experience to the youth?
So, my opinion is that in this delicate situation the principle of individual approach is the most reasonable way out that would give the best results.