The following was excerpted from Fundamental Retirement/Protirement Planning by Robert W. Chism.
Nothing just happens. It is made to happen:
Adult Wellness and Caring
AD and other dementia
Cultivation of an inter-generational culture
Death and dying preparation
Establishment of a system to have meaningful contact with those leaving full-time employment and six months thereafter
Evangelism to the unchurched
Helping oneself and others finish extremely well
Individual lay ministry leader philosophy
New beginnings and positive longevity attitude nurturing
A benevolent and generous lifestyle
Volunteering and working alongside gifted pastors
Expressions of Advice
When you wake up in the morning thank the Lord
Take a 10-30 minute walk each day
Sit in silence for at least ten minutes each day
Listen to music each day
Live the 3E’s...Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy
Live the 3F’s...Faith, Famly, Friends
Spend more time with people older and younger than yourself
Dream more while you are awake
Try to make three people smile each day
Smile and laugh more
Life is not fair but it’s good
Life is too short to hate anyone
Don’t take yourself too serious
You do not have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
Make peace with past to avoid messing up the present or future
Don’t compare your life to others
Today is special burn the candles, use the good towels and best sheets
Only you are in charge of your happiness
Foregive everyone everything
What others think of you is none of your business
God heals everything
However good or bad a situation it will change
Get rid of anything not usefull, beautiful or joyful
Believe the best is yet to come
Do the right thing
Call your family often
Remember you are too blessed to be stressed
Enjoy the journey
Play more games than last year
Read more books than last year
Don’t miss an opportunity hug family and friends
Learn something new each day
Appreciate your body as it is awesome
Life is beautiful
Each night thank God
Change Aging Intolerance and Conflict
Lack of the corporate church to act on a life stage, elderhood (age 65-84) life after graduation from the public sector
Lack of support for second-half lay ministry “to” and “among” and “by” and “with” due to the “self-appointed, holier than thou, good old boy’s God club”
Lack of full-scale ministry to the whole person for the entire life
Change Unconstitutional Government
Our government is moving from democracy towards socialism, and communism
Executive Order rather than by congressional legislation
Attempts to remove God as the essential part of our heritage
Mandatory retirement, an ageist national retirement policy has eliminated capable adults from the work force
Usurping one of the roles of the Church---general social welfare
Creating division among real workers and the entitled non-workers, haves and have not’s, rich and poor, old and young, black and white
Wealth shifting: single and married tax rate schedules, social security, Medicare, war on poverty, Obama Health Care, unemployment
Trying to make the weak strong by making the strong weak
Unsustainable debt for social welfare
Not balancing the national budget
Lack of English and immigration border enforcement
Government gun control
Elderhood Protirement Wants
Candidate not obligated to anyone.
Eliminate Big Government: Government has grown to 55% of total employment. This means private sector employment has deceased.
Public sector growth produces GNP. A Nation cannot survive spending more for Government services than it produces in the public sector. As a nation we must live within a budget. Added expenses can only be made by reducing an equal amount of pork.
The government payroll needs to be cut by 30% to 25%.
No payments to unfriendly nations.
Establish President & congressional salary & benefit cap consistent with the public sector.
Elimination of all of social security, Medicare, oBOOMa Health Care, unemployment, welfare programs, farm subsidy, United Nations contributions & lobbies. Return welfare to the Church.
Deport all illegal and anchor babies, deport all Muslims and any person dissatisfied with this country. Build a border wall manned by military forces.
Reestablish military to its maximum strength.
Enforce Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Provide for our veterans
Limit maximum length of term for the President, Congress and Supreme Court to eight years.
Establish ID cares for voting. Investigate the entire local, state, & Federal voting system.
Reestablish English as the only national language. All media must be in English.
Reestablish this as a Christian, democratic, free enterprise nation.
Elderhood is a new life stage (sixty-five to eighty-four); the next life step after adulthood, due in part to better education, greater health awareness, longevity bonus, discretionary time, and self-dependency
Protirement (proh.TYR.munt) means retiring or quitting an unattractive job to pursue work or hobbies more suited to one's personality.