I will only express my opinion and experiences in this post.
Retirement, what is it? It is a time when a person can remove themselves from the work force and live off their savings or pensions over the years. It is also a time for travel and see the beauty of the world and the history of so many countries. I was lucky to be stationed in Europe when I was in the military and I was able to travel Germany and WOW, so much history and beauty. When I was in the Navy, we went to so many ports around the world and I was able to view cultures and some of the histories of the area where we visited. Around the world three times.
When I quit working in 2007, I have been able to enjoy some travel, but I also spent a lot of time taking care of my Step Dad, and also myself as we both had a cancer and other problems that we were not able to get out all that much. Domestication I guess I can call it. I am lucky that I had good incomes after I left the work force to live my life with some kind of happiness.
Retirement, as I see it.