Retiring at 64? No way!

February 16th, 2011

Jane Harman is resigning from the U.S. House of Representatives to become President and CEO of The Woodrow Wilson Center. Jane was my rep. when I lived in that part of L.A. I knew her to be competent, corporate, and removed from the hoi polloi because her husband is super rich.

That aside, it’s so cool that she’s leveraging her political experience, and furthering her career as 64, an age when some people think of retiring. She doesn’t need the money, so she must be working for love. Maybe, for her, and for many of us, work is a good thing. It keeps us engaged, structures the day, is a place to be creative and get recognition, to eat at good restaurants and not have to pay for it, get to be in the suites at Staples… if you’ve got all that, plus you get paid, why would you want to stop just because you turn 65?