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  • Disco Sally: The Retired Laywer and Disco Queen of NYC Nightlife on Random People Who Spent Their Retirements Living Their Dreams

    (#1) Disco Sally: The Retired Laywer and Disco Queen of NYC Nightlife

    Whoever thought getting old was boring must not have heard of Sally Lippmann. Lippmann was a retired lawyer who earned her fame as "Disco Sally" from her moves on the dance floor of New York City's Studio 54. After her husband's death, the 77-year-old, ex-lawyer lived up the rest of her life in style, becoming the cougar of disco in new York in the late '70s. Lippmann even had plans on traveling to Hollywood to make a movie about her wild life.

  • Retired Insurance Executive Turned BBQ Master on Random People Who Spent Their Retirements Living Their Dreams

    (#4) Retired Insurance Executive Turned BBQ Master

    Johnny Trigg had a major career change when he retired from being an insurance executive and became a traveling barbeque master. Three years after his retirement, he took his competitive spirit for BBQ out of Texas and on the road, where the prize money was better.

    He has definitely made a name for himself since then, becoming the first person to win first place twice at Jack Daniel's World Championship BBQ Invitational, and having three appearances in TLC's reality TV show, BBQ Pitmasters.

  • Retired Civil Engineer Creates Artificial Glaciers to Aid Ladakh on Random People Who Spent Their Retirements Living Their Dreams

    (#8) Retired Civil Engineer Creates Artificial Glaciers to Aid Ladakh

    This retired civil engineer still puts his field experience to work by helping the people of Ladakh, India with their water needs. At 79 years old, Chewang Norphel, aka the "Ice Man of India" has found a solution to Ladakh's troubles through artificial glaciers. Since then, Ladakh's agricultural production has increased and many residents no longer feel the need to move into cities. He plans to continue making glaciers and hopes to extend this aid to other places across the globe that are experiencing backlashes from global warming.

  • Retired Contractor Settles into Slab City and Operates its Infamous Outdoor Music Venue on Random People Who Spent Their Retirements Living Their Dreams

    (#12) Retired Contractor Settles into Slab City and Operates its Infamous Outdoor Music Venue

    William Ammon, aka Builder Bill, is a retired construction worker who now runs "The Range" - Slab City's outdoor music venue. He faced unemployment 17 years ago when his field's job market ran dry, so he moved on to California's Slab City, where he now rocks out with the residents during the venue's weekly outdoor music concerts under the stars. 

  • A Belgian Man Made His Dream Car Out of Wood on Random People Who Spent Their Retirements Living Their Dreams

    (#10) A Belgian Man Made His Dream Car Out of Wood

    At 72, Momir Bojic built his dream car, a Volkswagen Beetle, completely out of wood. And yes, it drives. After Retirement, he crafted the car using over 50,000 pieces of Oak wood in his garden workshop in Bosnia. Not only is the car beautiful, but the detailing is absolutely incredible. Now he cruises around Bosnia turning heads wherever he goes.

  • The Balloon Babe of Slab City on Random People Who Spent Their Retirements Living Their Dreams

    (#5) The Balloon Babe of Slab City

    Retired social worker turned latex origami engineer- er, balloon artist - Karen Webb, leaves her city of Cincinnati, OH, every winter to warm up in what's considered to be one of America's last "free places," Slab City, outside the Salton Sea in California. The residents call her the "Balloon Babe," which is a title well earned seeing that she spends her time hanging out and making whatever she feels like for herself, as well as the residents, out of balloons.

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To be honest, retirement is not a natural part of the human life cycle. Retirement was only a social engineering experiment in the past, aimed at getting older, deemed useless workers to leave their jobs and make room for young people. On the positive side, retirees finally have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Choose a job that fits your personal values, professional skills, and ideas, and you will get a lasting sense of satisfaction and self-worth.

Each age provides things that you have not been experienced before, you have the opportunity to start your own adventure at any age. You can decide whether life is an adventure or full of trivial matters. The random tool shares 14 stories of people who make their dreams come true after their retirements.

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