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12 Great Things About Retirement

U.S. News & World Report Logo By Tom Sightings of U.S. News & World Report | Slide 1 of 12: Senior man on a sailboat.

1. I'm free of the drug of ambition

Suddenly you don't care whether or not you get promoted, and the jockeying for a better title or an office with a window seems so petty. A weight is lifted from your shoulders when you quit the rat race.

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