Mr. Scherf, you will soon be 79 and you’re constantly busy as an author and speaker. That doesn’t sound like retirement.
This topic really annoys me. The government makes political decisions about when we should retire. The government wants to decide what’s good and not good for people. That’s terrible, and it’s also something that never works. And although my trade union friends and Social Democratic Party comrades criticize me for this, I still say that everyone should decide this for themselves. Those who want to work longer should be able to do so.
I know 90-year-old architects and attorneys who still work. These people aren’t incurable workaholics. On the contrary, their work keeps them active and in the midst of things.