Os planos de carreira que serviram para os nossos pais não servem para nós
The first responsibility is of course ours as individuals. We have to make choices about what we each do and how we structure our life. No matter how old you are you need to start doing things differently and adapting to a longer life. Ultimately it is your responsibility to plan your life for the long run.
One pressing challenge will be financing a longer life. If we live for longer we need to invest more in our financial assets to support a longer life. However a longer life is not just about getting the finances right but also about making sure you invest in your health, your families and friends and your own productive abilities. A longer life will lead us to reassess how we balance these financial and non- financial forces over our lives.
The difficulty we have is that because everything needs to change we can’t rely on the role models of the past. The career paths and life decisions that worked for our parents won’t work for us. You will need to make different choices than your parents and your children will make different decisions to you.
In “The 100-Year Life – Living and Working in an Age of Longevity”, publicado em Junho 2016