Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
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Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened. (Pratchett)

I may have misremembered that quote from one of Pratchett's novels, but that was the gist of it.

Elsewhere on livejournal a friend posted about reaching the age of 65. This use used to be the standard retirement age for men in the UK (it's higher now). I passed what used to be the retirement age for women almost 3 years ago and passed my actual retirement age 6 months ago. Both G and I are retiring this year. G will therefore officially be an "old age pensioner" at the beginning of March, so once the college year ends, that's us finished with working for a wage.

I find this extremely difficult to get my head around this concept. How on earth did this happen?
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