By Adrian Furnham
Professor of Psychology
Read? Keynes on the Rational Savers
After saving so much money and having so much money and can't even finish spending it, why do some people still want to work?
Work is a source of activity
It keeps people occupied, interested and active
Work structures time
It gives daily life reference points; regularities
Work gives an opportunity for social interaction
It gives one a friendship and social support network
Work provides a source of identity
It gives people a sense of your status in society and values
Work provides a source of creativity and mastery
It provides the feeling that one has achieved something worthwhile and useful
Work gives a sense of purpose
It makes people feel needed and stops alienation
Now you may understand why you may need to work. Ha Ha!
After retiring, it doesn't mean stop working. One still need to find some works to do but only this time pay is not primary concern.
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