Make Aging Work blogger Gary Foster makes the case for retirement being a “capstone career” to what we want to do. As people continue to live longer- and healthier and more actively, more and more people will carve out a new career during this time. More and more people want to continue challenging themselves and making their mark later in their lives.

Here is how Gary explains a capstone career:

A capstone Career is not a job. It’s a response to a “calling” or satisfaction of a “quest.” It doesn’t even need to be designed to make money although it can be. Above all it combines three simple principles:

  1. Doing what you really, really want to do.
  2. Doing what you are really, really good at.
  3. Providing something the world needs.

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