On this episode I chat with Michael about his book 2020 The Year that Killed Retirement
2020 The Year that Killed Retirement is a delightful book. Michael Hook believes that retirement as we know it is dead and urges the older generation, the Platinum members of society, to re-invent themselves.
In the second half of the book, nine South African contributors share their experiences of lockdown. They ruminate on ageing, adapting and reflect on disruption and change. The essays are as follows:
The Futurist – Thinking about our Thinking by Graeme Codrington
The Logotherapist – We are all Storytellers by Klasie Wessels
The Guardian Angel – What can I do to make things better? By Khanyisile Motsa (Mam Khanyi)
The Veteran Sportswriter – Sport in a time of lockdown by Colin Bryden
The Prisoner – Experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown from a prisoner’s perspective by Inmate 211289224
The Buddhist Monk – Through the eyes of the Corona Buddha by Antony Osler
The Scientist – Reinventing Ourselves in an Uncertain World by Anthony Turton
The Financial Planner – I believe that everyone should have a plan – Kim Potgieter
The Untimely Traveller – No Way Home: A South African’s lessons of courage and resilience after being locked out during COVID-19 level 5 lockdown by Julia Kerr-Henkel
A certain goodness shines through these stories. Michael hopes that some positives may come from this defining period, and that for seniors the best period of their lives is yet to come.