I reached that number yesterday. I agree with much you said especially about slowing down. I finally want to but can’t. Retiring is not optional now or probably ever.

I would take your father’s route if diagnosed with cancer. I don’t like my country anymore. I don’t like the people, known and unknown, that I once thought of as neighbors. We are on a disastrous trajectory and I don’t want to be here for the ride.

I never thought I’d hate being an American especially enough to not want to exist. But, here I am. Reality at 64.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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