I know what happens when men retire. I’ve seen it time and again.
I do not know what happens when women retire. Perhaps they are plagued by the same maladjustments, discomforts and discontentment as men, but I doubt it. As Michele Miller points out in her fabulous audiobook, The Natural Advantages of Women, females of our species are gifted with different wiring that helps them be less obsessive, more open minded. She doesn’t put it in exactly those words, but that’s my interpretation of what the neurological research indicates.
But men. I do know men.
I’ve watched dozens of businessmen step up and out to make way for new leadership stepping up and in.