Would Retiring Induce “Relevance Deprivation Syndrome” For You?

Would Retiring Induce “Relevance Deprivation Syndrome” For You?

I think another way to understand this is our cultural obsession with “what you do” being the defacto representation of “who we are,” meaning that when we stop working, it can be detrimental to our mental health. After all, if you’ve spent 35-40 years identifying yourself as a lawyer, what will you be when you stop working as a lawyer?