“God who created you from weakness, then after weakness strength, then after strength, weakness and gray hair creates what He wills He is the Knower of the Almighty” Surah Rum, verse 54.
You will find yourself while reading this verse, repeating it involuntarily, reflecting on it automatically, recalling the tape of your life with its joys and comforts, smiling at times and overcoming tears at times. Thinking about the future, the noise of the present stifles the voice of the conscience that insists on pricking you whenever you are deceived by your strength to remind you of the weakness that is part of your life cycle.
The reality of strength after weakness and weakness after strength, man always flees from it despite his certainty that it is his inevitable destiny, but he occupies himself with a charged daily schedule. Procrastination, because many consider retirement the end of life and the extinguishing of a tender candle, instead of considering it a stage of reassurance, thinking and a new start for each person with high energy.
“The Fourth Age” is a film broadcast by “Al Jazeera Documentary” that tells the stories of retired people who did not surrender to the specter of retirement and continued to plant hope, and continued the journey of giving.
Abdul-Wahhab Al-Amin took up poetry and writing after his retirement as a pediatrician
“Try to be a candle that lights up around it”… Hmm, you don’t age
It is said that education is the best provision for old age, so Abdul Wahab Amin, a retired pediatrician, was able to escape from the ghost of the void that surrounded him after the death of his wife, so he quickly adapted to the diaries of his new life after retirement, using a stock of memories that formed his personality and refined his experience, and because he was reconciled. With himself convinced of the fact that one day the train of his working life reached the retirement station.
Abd al-Wahhab began preparing himself for early retirement by normalizing the relationship with his hobbies, so he took off the doctor’s coat and took off the writer’s pen and began a new journey of tender that reflects a high determination summed up in the following sentences: So carry between you, my brother, a desire for knowledge that does not limit, and an unquenchable longing, and use your magic wand to discover and prospect And let your goal be to advance as a step towards advancement, and if you are not able to do it, then try to be a candle that lights up its surroundings, or a breeze that moisturizes the atmosphere, or a good link in the chain of continuity. Only happiness lies.
And because it is inevitable to obey the laws that impose alternation of generations on assuming responsibility, there will be no options for the person who reaches the retirement threshold, and he will certainly not be satisfied because he is still a mass of activity and vitality. A wise choice for sure.
So when Mrs. Faryal Latki found herself retired while she was at the top of her activity and vitality, she refused to sit at home and look at the walls, so she regained her hobby of drawing and started a new journey with colors, so her daily schedule became busy, moving from one painting to another, so the experience accumulates, the talent develops, and most importantly of all that. She did not remain captive to the memories of a past that was very painful, especially for those who lived through devastating war conditions.
Abdel Salam Suleiman, from a farmer to a professional flute player
Retirees’ hobbies… A kiss of life and an elixir of success
The retirement period is an opportunity to dust off hobbies, as the void is fatal if a person does not find something to occupy himself and invest his time in. Therefore, retirees resort to a self-decision or with the encouragement of family or close friends to practice their hobbies individually or in a group framework that allows them to build friendship relationships New ones that make them more able to harmonize with themselves and respond to the environment.
On the impact of the melodious voice emanating from the flute of Mr. Abd al-Salam Suleiman, a retired farmer whose words dripping with contentment and contentment, you listen to those judgments that assure you the truth of the proverb that says that the advice of old age is like the winter sun that shines without being burned. Its stations are harsh on him, and in other stations that are not generous with him, he still goes out of his house every morning to play a flute and earns his livelihood with halal and he is reassuring and at peace of mind. When a person does a work he loves and makes him feel free, he is safe from boredom infiltrating him and finds himself despite his advancing age. Lively, energetic, and elegant, and perhaps that is the secret of the transformation of retired Brigadier General Ahmed Al-Anisi from the army barracks to the exhibition halls, carrying his paintbrush that painted vibrant paintings.
Brigadier General Ahmed says, “The more and more a person understands himself, the more he loves her.” With its concerns and concerns, and there are hobbies that sometimes force us to take on other professions, but the opportunity to practice it often comes with retirement.
Therefore, when he retired and left his office in the management of a hotel, Mr. Abdel Wahab Barada did not hesitate to revive a renewed passion for music, so he took his lute and began a new journey with a new challenge and his tongue says: Life is a song, so sing it, life is a game, play it, life is a challenge, face it, life is a dream, try to achieve it Life is a sacrifice so offer it, life is love so enjoy it.
Mrs. Feryal Latki is a painter after sixty years of age
An obsession with memories and retirement.. Two, the third is pain
Excavating in the corridors of memory is exhausting, especially if the wounds of the soul have not yet healed. Just as time plays a role in healing those wounds, it sometimes contributes to their healing, so the feeling of emptiness is fatal to the retired person because he makes him a prisoner of painful memories if he does not find something to occupy himself with. It occupies him, and perhaps in the scene of Mr. Faryal Latki, as she overcomes her tears while recalling the story of the loss of her daughter, the best proof of this is that her preoccupation with drawing for long hours helped her heal her wounds and forget her worries.
The family atmosphere also has a magical role in making the retired person psychologically comfortable, increasing his enthusiasm and his desire for life. This turnout may not be affected by loneliness also if the percentage of reconciliation with oneself is high, and integration with the practice of the hobby is great, which is what Mr. Abdul Wahab Amin embodied when he painted A cheerful painting of the surroundings around him, and he said: How I like the evenings of the village and the sight of the autumn nights on the nature scene that extends to the horizon as far as the eye can see, under a blue sky that sublimes and expands in every direction lit by thousands of stars scattered here and there.
Mr. Abdul Salam Suleiman’s “nay” voice gives the scene an impressive feeling of comfort and reassurance, which is increased by seeing him leave his humble house armed with his conviction and “Nayah”, satisfied with what God has divided him from the sustenance.
I sought the stable in every land
I have not seen a stable land
أطعتُ مطامعي فاستعبدتني
ولو أني قنعتُ لكنت حرا
تلك هي الحرية التي تحدث عنها العميد المتقاعد أحمد العنيسي حين قال إن أولوية المتقاعد هي أن ينتبه لصحته ويعزز من علاقاته الاجتماعية، وكلما كان صاحب هواية كلما كان أقدر على تنميتها وتطويرها وبالتالي خلق فرص أكبر للنجاح في رحلته الجديدة، ففرص الحياة لا يتوقف قطارها في محطة التقاعد، ولئن كان السيد عبد الوهاب برادة –حسب زوجته- ضيّع فرصا عديدة أثناء ممارسته لحياته العملية فإنه يبدو مصمما على أن يستثمر في كل فرصة يمنحها التقاعد فيعيش قريبا من الآخرين، قانعا بما وصل إليه، مستمتعا بالعزف على “العود”، ناشرا للمحبة والسلام.
Ahmed Al-Enesi, from a military brigadier general to an oud player who loves calm
“And I did not find man except the son of his pursuit.”
The film presented inspiring stories of people who crossed a point of despair, often swept those standing on its doorstep into labyrinths of despair and surrender. .
And I did not find a human being except the son of his quest
Whoever was more striving was more deserving of glory
And with lofty determination, he rises to heights
Whoever was the most refined, he showed
It is not too late for anyone who wants to advance
No one wants to be late