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My dad said he’s getting tired of working? Is that normal?

My dad is about to be 65 next year. He’s 6 years away from being 70.
My dad said he’s getting tired of working. Wasn’t he the one that encouraged us to get our butts up and get a job? My dad flat out told me he was sick and tired of me looking for volunteers jobs and get a job that pays me and he doesn’t wanna hear that volunteer shit anymore. He doesn’t think it’s bad to volunteer but he said it will not get me anywhere during life. Anyways why is he getting tired of working? He said he’s been working since he was 13 (1969). 13 is very young.
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I'm a couple of years from retirement - I have been ready to retire for 10 years.

i get it
thephoenix · M
[@1132160,SweetiePieLay] When you get his age you will know exactly what he meant.
[@454572,thephoenix] That’s what he told me. My grandma told me I NEED to understand that my dad isn’t that young man he used I be and I need to stay in the present because I’m alway looking at the past and I need to come on now, get with the program and I’m not getting it or seeing it. My grandma hasn’t worked since she was 71. She’s 94 now. She hasn’t worked for 23 years. She retired before I was even born.
thephoenix · M
[@1132160,SweetiePieLay] You will start to get it when you hit 40. Age-wise you will be at the top of the hill. After that, your body will begin to decline, and the years will seem to go by faster and faster. In all probably you will become a mother, then a grandmother. As the years go by you will know exactly what your father meant. For now, just enjoy your youth you won't be young forever.
Jimmy2016 · 61-69, M
🤔....I'm getting tired of working too...I've been working since I was 11...I'm going to retire in 3 more years....
[@383312,Jimmy2016] He kept explaining to me that he is tired, very tired and don’t agree just because he’s my father. He hates when I agree with him all the time.,
HoraceGreenley · 56-60, M
Yeah it's normal
[@6578,HoraceGreenley] I hate the fact that the older adults are getting older.
HoraceGreenley · 56-60, M
[@1132160,SweetiePieLay] I understand. I felt that way when my parents retired
Kristinamichelle · 31-35, F
Sounds reasonable
[@5558,Kristinamichelle] I don’t know why I’m getting scolded for not working. I’m in school (high school)
SageWanderer · 70-79, M
I started at 16 and worked through college. When I walked out the gate for the last time at 63 and still kick myself for not leaving a year earlier when I could have. It’s called burnout and I don’t blame him at all.
SageWanderer · 70-79, M
[@1132160,SweetiePieLay] That I can’t answer. Mine was paid off a few years before retirement.
[@516380,SageWanderer] We’re going to be HOMELESS!!!
SageWanderer · 70-79, M
[@1132160,SweetiePieLay] Will he get a pension and social security? I doubt if he’s going to let you be homeless.
erosa · 22-25, F
Some people get tired before they are retired
[@487686,erosa] But why? He isn’t the same man I know when I was. Little kid
erosa · 22-25, F
[@1132160,SweetiePieLay] Maybe he has grown old soon.
[@487686,erosa] No!!!!! 😭😭😭😭
Tres13 · 51-55, M
Tend to agree with him.fuk work
[@476434,Tres13] But you people encourage us younger people to work.
Tres13 · 51-55, M
So you can move out of the basement [@1132160,SweetiePieLay]

 
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