Despite the liberalisation of retirement age and our ever-increasing lifespan, we remain stuck in traditional mindsets about how our lives will look once we are over 50. Gold carriage clocks and Over 50s Life Insurance aside, the idea that we will quietly hang up our briefcases the day before our 65th birthdays and then turn our attention to gardening seems extraordinarily arcane and yet that still appears to be what most of our employers expect.
How’s your ego? It can be an incendiary word that is used almost exclusively in the context of self-importance but in fact it means, more literally, one’s sense of self-worth which could be high, low or somewhere in between.
Guest post by Keith Miller, Executives for the Digital Economy
We probably all occasionally drop a few coins into collection tins or buy raffle tickets. We may sponsor marathon runners, run a stall at the school fete or offer a prize. Some of us might be in a position to donate corporate sponsorship or allow employees to take time off for voluntary work. Most of us have charities we favour. Many of us have ideas about how we would improve the world. But what do we do about it?
I talk a lot about all the things Pluralists can do and how amazing their lives could be. All those exciting opportunities out there and the Club ready to support and guide you. All those long-standing ambitions about to be realised. A new you and a helpful group of people cheering you on.
Pluralists have all sorts of interests: fiscal, educational, charitable and municipal to cover just a few of the bases. A combination of activities is what makes a Pluralist and the main constraint I have identified is that of time rather than a lack of interest. Today I am going to talk about a role that requires a time commitment but which, for the right people, will be rewarding and fascinating in equal measure.