“Activity is life, life is activity. The people that kill time, they kill themselves. Retiring means what? Lying in bed. Farmers and soldiers never die in bed.”
Bakhtawar Singh Brar celebrated his birthday from his desk, at work. The man hasn’t stopped working a day in his life and he says work is what keeps him alive, reports KGET.com.
The decorated Indian army veteran moved to the U.S. in 1980 when he was 68. He was told, at his age, he should apply for a pension.
“I said ‘thank you very much ma’am, I don’t need it,” the newspaper quoted him. “She said, ‘why?’ I said, ‘what have I done for this country, nothing. I don’t want to be a burden here. I will earn it if I need it.”
He then started working as a farm worker to earn a pension for himself and his wife. Bakhtawar has been overseeing his son’s agriculture company since 2006.
“A person is never useless in their life, they may go down in performance, but everyone can do something for their country,” he said.
Check out the KGET video here.
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