People who near their retirement age or are already retired increasingly "unretire". Meaning they continue to be active in the work life in some shape or form. Something that isn't spoken about much is the fact that the idea of retiring can be a daunting one for many people. All of a sudden they don't have a place to go anymore for most days of the week, they miss to have something to contribute to society, and stop to have interactions with colleagues from different ages and walks of life. They've got this huge gap to fill, and unless they become full-time babysitters for the grandkids or have a hobby that they can spend all of their time on, this can be a rather unsettling prospect. Should we perhaps rethink retirement altogether? Wouldn't "unretirement" solve a lot of society's issues? Think of loneliness among elderly people, mental health issues and health issues that come from being less active. And on a more positive note: think of all the knowledge and experience of retirees that could be put to good use in the workplace. The second statement that will be debated by Teske and Andreas therefore is: "The Great Unretirement: it's time to let go of retirement altogether."