To retire is to stop working after a period of time or attaining a certain age. It is the time when the alarms no longer wake you up from your sleep, no hurry to bath and catch the bus or train in order not to arrive late at work. Can you retire now? Can you at this time afford to wake up when you like, not report to any boss, go anywhere you want and move at your own pace? Do you have such luxury ?
These are difficult questions for most working class people to answer even when they are advised to start preparing for retirement on the first day of resumption at their job. How then can one prepare to withdraw from active service?