There’s ‘nothing like family’ they say. Family is there when everyone else is gone. Blood is thicker than water. When things are tough, family are always there. That’s what they say.
A few years ago I finished my regular job as a Professor in a major university business school. I was sad to stop but I realised that, for a variety of reasons, it was time to resign. As soon as this happened, many of my friends greeted me with:
‘So you’ve retired’ or ‘Aren’t you glad to have retired?’ or ‘Now you have retired, what are you going to do?’.