I love work. I want to continue working even after retirement.
But I also want to win a lottery so I can retire.
Not making sense? Hear me out.
I love doing the kind of work I do but I am not exactly a fan of the corporate culture. If you read my ode to freelancing, you would understand why.
Let me add something extra to what I wrote previously. I want to win a retirement lottery.. so I can retire and do my kind of work till the end of time. I do not have to worry about bills or putting food on the plate. I can concentrate on what I like, even if it might mean making less money. Yes, what I like, might not necessarily make me rich. It’s the hard fact of life. Not every interest pays well.
There are times I have wished wealth was distributed equally with everyone. So that each and every person living on this planet can do what they like, and not just the wealthy. I do not mean going on expensive holidays or owning luxurious homes. Just the basic freedom to do what one likes. That in itself can make anyone happy. But, that’s not how the world works, and it might never work that way. The top 1% own 43% of the world’s wealth. Society thrives on income discrimination. The fact is no one is self-made. It takes many people to make one man’s business successful, but all the monetary benefits go only to a select few.
What would happen if I win a retirement lottery:
- I would quit work.
- I can finally avoid annual performance reviews. My last few didn’t go too well.
- Start freelancing again.
- Face less pressure.
- Better mental health.
- Choose the type of work I want to do.
- Work from anywhere in the world. No location constrictions.
It is everyone’s secret dream. To win a lottery. It is the easiest way out to escape the rat race.
I haven’t bought a lottery ticket ever in my life. But the dream of winning one persists.
2 thoughts on “An Ode to Wanting to Work After Retirement… But Also Win a Retirement Lottery”
I can totally understand and relate. And yes, I’m hoping and praying everyday that I get to retire early to do what I love and no longer be owned by the corporate capitalist World. Many at my work wish for the same and I’m sure many in the World are thinking the same, especially in the era of endemic Covid. Thank your for an honest, inspiring, very relatable post. Happy Holidays.
Thank you for taking the time out to comment! I am glad I am not the only one who feels this way 🙂
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