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Retirement: Doom(厄运) and gloom(昏暗) or golden opportunity（黄金机会）?
Many retired couples would prefer to（更喜欢） relax and enjoy life at a less frantic pace.（以慢一点的节奏；frantic 表示“紧张忙乱的”相当于hectic(忙碌的)）Retirement is a very daunting proposition(令人可怕的议题) for some people, whilst （相当于while; 比while正式）others welcome the opportunity to have more time to follow their interests（做自己感兴趣的事情）.
There is an argument that(用于引入话题 有这样一个争论) it is actually better for us to keep working later in life - better for our health, our motivation and our intelligence.
In Western countries, many employers say that older workers simply cost too much, so early retirement （提早退休）is often seen as a quick way for them to cut the workforce（裁员 = cut jobs）.
Very often employers think that they are not going to invest in training(投资于培训) for older workers because they are going to retire.
Ms Sonnet describes it as a vicious circle（恶性循环）.
"It's very difficult to continue to work when you are 60 and employers often prefer to hire younger workers," she says.
This can be particularly troublesome （这尤其麻烦） when a person has to wait many years before they are able to get a pension.
With the crisis of youth unemployment in the world, there is also the argument that more older people in work means there are fewer jobs for young people.
Ms Sonnet maintains that when a firm retains（留住） older workers, they also retain their experience, and that their positions do not prevent younger people working because it is generally not the same job.
"Governments need to have sustainable employability measures（可持续的雇佣方法） to help older workers to be employable（适宜雇佣的）, and also to continue to train people when they are over 50 years old," she asserts. （政府可以做的）