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This morning’s “Encore” section of the WSJ cited Encore org and MetLife Foundation’s telephone and online research of 2,338 people ages 44 to 70 about post-middle-age/retirement life. Only 14 % see later life as “a time to enjoy a well-deserved rest, take it easy, pursue leisure activities and take care of oneself.” What I found most interesting was their attitude to the world. 70% of the people who participated in research said that it was very important for them to “leave the world a better place.” I think it is a clear sign that most of people are concerned about the future of humanity and of the world. We should be thinking of innovative ways to engage these people so that they can actually work for the desired future of a better world for humanity – though people may define “good” and “better” in different ways.

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