Funnily enough the Shell study is not a complete shock. I have attended many funerals over the years of people who retired at 65 and within 1 year either they or their loved one had passed on.Shell did an acturial study on those retiring at 65. Those who worked up to 65 rather than taking early retirement in the main died within 1 year of pension.
For many people working beyond 65 gives meaning and purpose and activity in their lives.
Out of curiosity Asparagus can I ask your political views? Soc - center right ?