“Time is wasted on the young” – an oft repeated phrase that surely demonstrates how little time people feel they have to accomplish their dreams. “If I only knew then what I know now” – another memorable quote expressing how youth whittles itself away, before you’re able to stretch out and really get a feel for what you would enjoy doing. Well, times have changed – people are living longer, healthier lives – and the usual retirement option isn’t what it used to be.
For those with an innate entrepreneurial spirit, the possibilities were probably always endless; their instincts told them that they were capable of learning three languages, joining the Peace Corps, creating business startups as a retirement option from a weekend hobby, and solving some of the world’s problems. And that was just for starters.
As to everyone else,