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Is There a Right Time to Retire?

On the occasion of his eightieth birthday, the Rebbe gives spirited advice to those approaching the age of retirement.
Nissan 11, Work; Achievement, Aging & Retirement, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Is There a Right Time to Retire?
Disc 138, Program 551

Event Date: 11 Nissan 5742 - April 04, 1982

On the occasion of his eightieth birthday, the Rebbe gives spirited advice to those approaching the age of retirement.

Since “man was created to toil,” if G-d gives us another year in this world, it is proof positive that we still have something to accomplish.

Simply because one notices that according to his birth certificate he is now a year older, does not, G-d forbid, give him an excuse to do less concerning his primary mission in life – to reveal G-dliness in this world by bringing out the best in himself and in all of those around him.

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Rabbi Pinchos Woolstone Brooklyn July 6, 2022

Retire… take off the old tires,replace with new tires and keep moving Reply

Pinchus Brooklyn July 5, 2022

What if a person is working many hours to the point of losing sleep which doctors say can lead to horrible things like dementia later in life.
What if the person is doing valuable work, such as caring for elderly and/or disabled people.
Should that person still never decrease the workload, as per what the Rebbe, says in this video? Reply

Rochel Chein for chabad.org July 6, 2022
in response to Pinchus:

The Rebbe taught that one's body is a precious gift from G-d, and emphasized that the Torah gives us the responsibility of caring for it. "Scrupulously guard your health!" (Deut. 4:15) The Rebbe encouraged each person to have a mashpia, a spiritual mentor. One's mashpia and doctor can help them determine how to best balance and integrate their valuable work with caring for their health. Reply

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