When you rest you rust


Many senior citizens I’ve encountered have a lackadaisical view of life after retirement.

They are convinced that life has never served them properly.

They also think that they are of not much use to the world.

They keep a low profile and develop the habit of doing nothing.

A number of them suffer from mental health issues.

People often overlook the fact that as we age, certain brain regions begin to shrink, making dementia and other related issues more likely if indeed the brain is left neglected.

They disregard the significance of engaging in social interactions, playing games, and exercising regularly.

Nothing strengthens memory like a “keep learning” mindset.

Do you not believe the post’s title is energetic?

My friend, keep moving! Do something. Get up and start doing what you wish to do. Keep yourself busy!

What do you do when you become a senior citizen?

Do you repent your past forever?

It’s said that old people are full of regrets. They always regret that they could have done thing much better.

(I suspect that they compare themselves with the younger generation)

My suggestion to them is -to start enjoying the ‘present’.


None can destroy iron, but its own rust can!

Likewise, none can destroy a person, but its own mindset can!

Ratan Tata

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr. Philo

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7 thoughts on “When you rest you rust

  1. So true. I think people retire and they lose their purpose. I guess they need to.find something new … perhaps even identify a new interest/project before retiring. I can understand why some people return to work after retirement. I think its good that more employees near retirement have the opportunity to work a phased retirement… that also means people get used to.having more free time and adjust more to retirement

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  2. Senior citizens have always had options to keep busy and productive. Sadly, it’s a mindset that makes them passively wait for the end of their lives. I agree with you, dear Philo: keep learning, and age will never catch up with you. Keep laughing, and the serotonin in your brain will fight dementia.
    As to rest, it depends on what one sees as resting: vegetating on the couch or being socially or culturally active.

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