So, just thinking. It seems that the PhDilettante has been hearing two different but parallel messages in news/advertising/social media :: the first, Planning for Retirement; the second, Planning for Life After Adolescence.
What is the difference between the two? None. They both beg the questions, "Why am I here," and "What do I want to be when I grow up."
Just a few of Life's imponderables, but nevertheless certainly worth the time to ponder before time is up.