This is a statement we stand firmly behind. The happiest, healthiest people are fully engaged in something they believe in, that gives them meaning until the bitter end. Yes we all fantasize about the day that we can be on a permanent vacation until we get there. Then we realize you can only watch the waves roll in for so long before you start to rust in the very spot in which you sit.
Vacations are fun because you are escaping the toils of work, you go on vacation to recharge the batteries, reinvigorate yourself. After you ‘retire’ there is definitely that period of “I’ll do what I want when I want” but usually after a year you realize you want meaning. You want to feel useful, you want to be engaged, you want to contribute and thankfully all those things are waiting for you when you are ready to jump in with reckless abandon.