My dentist is seventy years old. Yes, that’s 7-0- years old and going strong. I admire him for being at that age and still provide a service that satisfy a need (my needs for instance). When I turn 70, will I be able to claim the same? I hope so.
Because contribution is important to me. To me it determines my self worth and purpose. I am not going to just kick back and “enjoy” life in my retirement. I want to give my service in whatever fashion I can back to the community where I live.
The prerequisite of fulfilling such a mission is that I possess the ability and energy as long as I live. Sure, I am not young as before. But what I am lacking in youth and strength can be compensated by experience and skill. I will keep finding that niche, just like my dentist.
Have you found your niche? What need(s) are you serving?