Tennis star Serena Williams challenges our idea of retirement and perhaps every other life stage too. She recently announced her ‘retirement’ from tennis while challenging the very idea of retirement.

In her interview with Vogue Magazine, Williams commented, “I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me….Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution. I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me.”

Williams is not alone. Many people, far older than her 41 years, are declaring retirement a dated term best left to past generations and another era.

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