Question: Should a young man retire at a young age, even though he won't be learning most of the day?
Answer: No! Either you retire to learn, and even then I don't know if it's always advisable to do it when you're young. But surely if you won't learn all day long you better work because, it's yagia shneihem mishkachas avon, laboring for a parnosso, and laboring in Torah. If you have idle time on your hands, you'll be hanging around the house, looking for ways to argue with your wife, you stick your nose into the kitchen constantly; no,no good.
A man shouldn't be in the house too much. A house is for the wife to be, you have to be either in the beis hamidrash, or a place of work, that's the healthiest atmosphere.
The house is the woman's area to be.
Good Shabbos To All
This is transcribed from questions that were posed to Harav Miller by the audience at the Thursday night lectures.
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