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Understanding our own journey

The journey of life is meant to be well understood in order to be enjoyed and well lived.

Therefore, having a reasonable reaction to whatever happens to us, especially when it comes to the final stage - the retirement - is of particular importance, as it provides essential information on ourselves.

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The script of a lifetime

There seems to be, for most of us, a certain journey, that we follow throughout our life: the call of adventure is the first part, followed by the ordeal and ending with the victory.

However, after the so-called victory-which, of course, implies the individual being successful - there does seem to be a blank. And this occurs because people react differently to the idea of retirement: some are scared of it, some enjoy it.

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When it comes to the closure of everything that you have lived, you certainly want to have a positive experience.

In order to make this happen, make sure you have done your best to achieve your goals while working hard. At the end of it all, enjoy the time you have left by being there for the ones who need you the most.

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The mentor's role in humanity

A mentor is a wise older person every hero regularly sees in good stories, such as Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings, Yoda from Star Trek, or Alfred from Batman.

The mentor represents a bond between parent and child, teacher and student, god and man. The mentor is there to help the hero to face the unknown future and to accept adventure.

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Unintended consequences

Because we mostly react instead of think, our actions are based on insufficient information. We grab for a solution without thinking deeply about the context of the problem: e.g: We try to cheer up a depressed person by making her realize that her life is not that bad and that the sun is shining, only to find out we have made her even more depressed. She now feels guilty about her feelings, worthless, and more alone in her unhappiness.

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