I don’t know anything about the circumstances of the women in the picture below. I know it’s real because I took it.
I know she is quite old, I know she walks with a serious limp and I know that’s hard work pushing heavy carts in 80 degree heat.
But why is she doing that work, not for fun I suspect. I assume she needs the $11.02 per hour she is paid as a cart attendant.
Maybe she lives on Social Security alone, maybe she is a widow living on Social Security because there is nothing else.
We can speculate forever, but I’m thinking this is not what most people want to do in their senior years. To avoid that fate requires planning and discipline over may years while working. It requires balancing needs and wants and desires when you are 20,30,40, or 50 with what you will need, perhaps for 30 years, after you stop working or cannot work any longer.