People dream about retirement, yearning for the day when they can leave the workplace behind. Or so we think. 

However, a new informal survey from Financial Engines reveals that, instead of dreams about a life of leisure, most people have negative thoughts when the word "retirement" is mentioned. 

Readers of FE's RetireWell blog were asked how they felt when hearing the word "retirement." To get a more accurate reading of what people actually thought, the question was open-ended: people could say whatever they wanted, instead of choosing the closest multiple-choice answer. 

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