Computer My Companion
The computer is a great companion of the old man. Of course old man includes old woman also. When I retired from service ten years ago one of the first things I did was to set up a computer and use it for writing articles. Within a short time I learnt to make use of the computer to send and receive e-mail messages. I would like to strongly recommend people who are going to retire to get a computer soon. In fact, if possible they can opt for the computer when colleagues in offices offer a ‘memento’ as a parting gift to their colleague who is going to retire.
I would also like to suggest that a basic course in computers be given to people who are going to retire. Nowadays many institutions are offering what are known as ‘Retirement Courses’ to retiring employees in order to prepare them for the big change in their lives. Will it not be a good idea to give them an idea about making use of the computer?
In any case I would like to mention that using a computer for simple things like writing articles or sending and receiving e-mail messages is not at all difficult. It is child’s play. Anybody can learn this within a short time. I am able to say this because I have learnt it after my retirement without any previous computer background.
You can learn to use the computer from your children. Your grown up children may say they are busy but you can depend on the younger kids in the family.
I am able to spend a good deal of my time in a very pleasant way with the help of my computer. I consider the computer not only my companion but also a blessing.