I am not a doctor, but I am a good friend of a friend who has a medical degree.
When she was young, I used to visit her house to check on her and we would talk about her life.
I thought she was a wonderful person, and she said, “You’re not supposed to do this.
You should get a real job.”
But after I retired from my job, I had to go and teach a class.
I couldn’t keep up.
My boss said, if I don’t teach it again, I will terminate you.
And I was devastated.
So I quit.
I felt guilty because I had so much love for this wonderful person.
I said, I know you love me.
You really do love me, so I will not have to say anything.
I was going to give my life to this wonderful people, and I felt like I was giving up.
So the next day, I got the call.
The next day I had a conversation with my friend who is still my friend.
She said, why did you quit?
I told her I wanted to retire, and it’s a very sad day for me.
The sad thing is that my colleagues are happy because I have retired.
It was a terrible day for everyone.
The person who I love is my friend, and my boss is happy because he thinks I’m going to keep my job.
I can’t say that I love them all.
But I love myself.
When I was a doctor in New York, I went to see a patient.
He was in his mid-60s, he had kidney disease, and his kidneys were failing.
I got him an appointment with a kidney specialist.
I didn’t have the resources to get an appointment in a hospital.
So instead, I drove to the hospital.
I went in, I took the patient’s blood pressure, I told him, “I can’t take this,” and I put the blood pressure on the chart.
And that was the first time I saw a doctor who had a kidney disease.
I saw the guy in the waiting room.
He said, thank you, you’re doing a fantastic job.
It took me a long time to realize I had lost my friend when I started to see him.
The doctor who I loved was gone.
He’s dead now.
That was the worst day of my life.
When the hospital told me, “We are not going to get this person,” I didn´t know what to say.
I knew I would lose my job that day.
I had been a colleague for 30 years, and then you know, suddenly, I was out of a job.
At the end of my career, I felt alone.
And now, I am alone.
I feel sad, I feel scared, I don´t feel like I can do anything.
When my friend saw my friend on the dialysis machine, he said, this is so unfair, you are not a real doctor, and you are doing a job you are never going to be able to do.
I lost my job because of a person I loved.
And when I lost it, I didn`t have a choice, because I didn�t have any money.
So it was a real loss.
When people die from kidney disease they can have a lot of problems.
They are going to have problems.
But when they lose their job, it is not the end, because they are going out of business.
They don’t have anything left to sell.
So that hurt me a lot.
When you retire, you know that you have done a great job for your company, and there is nothing else you can do.
But there is a sense of closure when you retire.
That feeling comes when you go home.
When we go home, we don’t go to the movies, we go to a movie theater.
We sit there watching movies.
That is the closest we can get to watching something together.
But the movie is not going out.
The movies are still going to happen in our home.
And there is still going be a family there.
And the children still have to be fed.
The kids still have the toys and the things that they play with.
They have to take care of their parents.
But it is so much easier to just be alone.
We were talking about retirement in a conference room in a hotel in New Mexico, and someone said, it sounds like retirement is not for everybody.
And it is.
But if you are a person who is thinking about retirement, then you are someone who needs to think about retirement.
And my advice to you is that you don’t need to think too much about retirement because you will never have to think much about it.
It is going to pass.
The question is, is there a reason you don´ t want to retire?
I think the reason is that when you start thinking about it, you think about what you have learned and you want to make it into a real profession.