LeeU Posted February 21, 2020 Report Share Posted February 21, 2020 On 2/7/2020 at 1:16 PM, CactusPots said: An arts and crafts hobby is the perfect foil for today's stress jobs. As you build a retirement, you invest and improve to the point where you can have a functional engaged creative life when the regular working life is over. I think this is the heart (and soul and mind and body) of the matter, whether people making this kind of shift, or evolution, into a different type of work, a different expression of creativity, are particularly aware of it or not. Tho I suspect most people would have a sense of whether their stress is reduced and/or their creative bent is enhanced. I agree w/Liam, the best thing would be doing what you want all along, and I deeply admire people who are able to pull that off. What's that saying? Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life? On the other hand, "work" often gets a bad rap, when it is often not so much the work per se, but the trappings of any less than really good working environment. Bad conditions, bad bosses, bad pay, bad schedules, bad systems etc. can be so toxic and damaging that the work-a-day world can be hell (we'll see if the auto censor picks that up!). I am so very grateful to have made it to retirement--the odds were high for a long time that I would not--so doing art/photography/claywork etc. now is just a pure delight, i.e. "a functional engaged creative life"! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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