Editor's Viewpoint: Our labour of love
For many people 65 is the magic number which means that they can say goodbye forever to the workplace. But now the government is considering allowing people to work on as long as they wish.
This is recognition of the increased longevity of the population and also the need for many people to continue to have an income.
There may be another reason why many people would want to continue in some form of employment - the boredom of actually sitting at home every day with only a partner or spouse for company after a lifetime of the cut and thrust of work colleagues.