Randy and Gary discuss whether keeping score in retirement makes sense. We both spent long careers measuring ourselves against our peers and cultural norms. Competing was implicit in our work environments. Promotions, winning new business, or just being recognized for our capabilities were important metrics. Even our recreational activities like golfing, running, and bicycling often included keeping score.
In retirement, we can travel, golf, hike, bike, or take up painting. While meant to be relaxing and enjoyable, these activities could present opportunities to measure ourselves and compare our results to others. The reality is that, with the exception of a few professional athletes, age impacts our ability to perform competitively. Should we even bother keeping score in retirement?
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