In contrast to other schools of thought, Buddhism celebrates the challenge to self-identification as the dissolution of an illusion. Retirement in a Buddhist sense does not only mean from work—it also means retiring from reification and solidity. This invites a radical reconsideration of what we consider to be “meaningful.” Do we define ourselves by our careers or by activities we are good at or enjoy? If we are already trying our best to let go of everything, why can’t we let go of defining ourselves?
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