When a senior retires, it becomes harder to answer that question.
Becoming ill or getting a divorce after many years of marriage is just as devastating as retiring from work. All of the sudden, you are not able to do what you have done for most of your life - getting up in the morning and getting the job done, whatever it is.
When we do not have that same job to do, we lose sight of who we were and most of all who we are now. We are restless and listless. We are bored. We are unhappy.
Finding a new purpose in life can be complicated.
As we age, we encounter more impediments that limit us in our search. We are not able to do as much physically or even mentally as we once did. We do not meet as many new people or “contacts” who might influence us. AND we do not want just to “kill time” or fill our days with boring activities. We still want to live life to its fullest; we want an exciting reason to keep going.
I personally would love to have a purpose in my life that had me waking up excited about the new day and what I would accomplish. My hopes for all seniors like me is that we do find this special purpose in our lives soon, rather than later.