A common refrain parroted by those aging within the workforce–often times uttered by people who self-identify as "workaholics"–is "Well, I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I retired."
It's the mindset that has people like Warren Buffett, he of the $85 billion net worth, still going into an office every day at the tender old age of 87, despite having accrued more personal wealth than one person could realistically spend in multiple lifetimes.
It would seem that mindset is decidedly not present in Mick Fanning. The recently retired three-time world champion has emerged from his post-WSL cocoon in the latest edition of Rip Curl's "The Search" and is looking happy as a clam.
Watch as the 36-year-old Australian icon throws down some ferocious backside hacks on a delightfully picturesque left somewhere on Earth. And remember: It's better to work to live than to live to work.