Your presupposed interlocutor’s question about retirement and the tenets of Epicureanism mirror concerns of my own. We spoke previously about how we handle both the mandate to be a citizen of the world and personal retirement, or renunciation.
It’s still an issue I’m working over. Previously, we discussed a retirement’s utility to training, and then to return to the world having instilled in ourselves the tenets of the school. But in this letter, esp. as in the context of the twilight of life, it seems there is no return?
Either way, more food for thought.