What are we supposed to learn from this?
about a 77-year-old former executive who is "forced" to flip burgers during retirement is all over the place. It's a peculiar piece of deception by journalism.
The executive himself isn't trying to deceive anyone! He makes it clear that he could
get by on SS and pension if he chose to live simply. He says he's working because he doesn't want to live simply; he wants to travel and do expensive things. [Though he doesn't say it, I suspect he's really
working because he's an extrovert who loves interacting with people and can't stand being alone.]
So what's the point? Why should we sympathize with this man who is enjoying the life he chose? Are the journalists trying to push for higher SS? Is the idea of living within your means
beyond their comprehension?
This recent First World Problem
item shows a deeper understanding than the news media who are spreading this story.