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Early retirement Calling it quits early

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 17 2012   /  11:06 am

How high can you go: Dozens of employees enter an office building complex in the Sudirman area, Jakarta. Retirees are no longer only old people in their sixties with grey hair and frail bodies as members of a younger generation have become part of this group. JP/Wendra AjistyatamaRetirement is not only a privilege for the elderly anymore.

Retirees are no longer only old people in their sixties with grey hair and frail bodies. Members of a younger generation have become part of this group with their own reasons and purposes that have deconstructed the meaning of retirement itself.

The thought of being able to say goodbye to the daily grind may have made retirement appealing for the young generation. But retirement is more than just about freedom for corporate slaves.

It is also about the chance for young people to pursue a passion that may have been forgotten due to ...