From my article on "After 50 Living."
"Retirement is not some Viagra commercial, replete with svelte
chardonnay-chugging wives and husbands, frolicking on some Floridian
beach. It is the end of your previous life, which, for all of its faults and drawbacks, provided you with reason, agency, and purpose. And
to stop that life, without replacing it with new point and purpose to
live, is the quickest way to a sad, depressing, and unhealthy
retirement. Thankfully, this problem and inadequate savings for retirement can be solved by continuing to work past retirement."