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I discovered when I began to look into the whole question of retirement, our society exactly pinpoints the onset of that decline at age sixty-five. No one would presume to date so precisely the onset of childhood, adolescence, or adulthood, and reward--or punish--those who don't arrive or depart on time.

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Source Notes: The Fountain of Age (chapter 6, "The Retirement Paradox") (1993).

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Betty Naomi Goldstein Friedan (born February 4, 1921) is an American feminist, social activist and writer.

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