Our days are full of things we take for granted. We have the internet, which gives us a window on just about everything we can imagine. We have books, movies, and television which narrow our focus a bit, but still show us a wild variety of fantastic (and sometimes scary) things. We have cars and other types of transportation to carry us around our real world. We have many conveniences which help us cook our food, heat our homes, and perform a thousand other tasks we rarely think about. We have our incomes. And we have our own bodies and minds.
The inability to use any of these things could hamper your personal independence. As we age, some of them start slipping away from us, but these things could be lost at any age. What do you depend on most – and what would you most hate losing? (Ideas: the ability to drive, to use the internet, to travel…)
As part of my retirement theme, I offer this weekly Thursday “Future Challenge” to get people of all ages thinking in general about their futures and/or retirement. Each challenge goes with a post of my own on the same general topic. Hopefully we’ll start some interesting discussions!
If you’d like to share what you think, or post on it, that’s great – and I’d love it if you’d share those thoughts in a post or comment (please tag posts TRS Future Challenge and link to this post) so others can also see them.
If you choose not to share them, that’s fine too – but with any luck, you’ll still gain some insight on where you’re headed (or would like to be), and how you can get the most out of your own journey.
To see my own take on this week’s challenge, see my post Facing a Scary Moment.
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