Your World If retirement today was a foreign country it would be one no previous generation had ever visited. And that is exactly how it is – and exactly where you are. For a start, the inhabitants are different. Would your mum have shopped for the latest fashion, joined an aerobics class or had a ‘night out with the girls’? Would your dad, in his 60s, have, jogged, gone to a music festival, or made plans for international travel? Come retirement, would either of them have been anticipating fresh discoveries, challenges and experiences? A wider world beyond work and family? The answer to all these questions is almost certainly ‘no’. Because, in just one generation, incredible changes have taken place regarding how we live and how we approach things when paid work comes to an end.