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Mother superannuated today and was able to watch her farewell speech. Feeling very emotional (i.e. tearing up at midday) as I recall our humble beginnings and how much my middle class family has sacrificed and achieved. My parents sent their only daughter for higher education abroad and it is tough to see them grow old. Getting exposed to so many new facets of life as a 25F…. just one of those days. Kind words only please 🙏

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Is that like retirement?

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My bad, the definition framed it like it was employed initiated.

Definitely a dilemma for me. Mother doesn’t like abroad and I now have a life here. It is very tough… esp when she is getting older

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