An age-old problem: society fails to truly embrace its seniors

by Rhonda Nay, The Conversation, 1 October 2013

We have to care as much about older people as we do about younger people if we are to witness real and sustained improvement.

I have never heard children called bed blockers; I have never seen tin rattlers at the lights collecting for older people. I know of no product that purports to help us look older.

The vested interests in Western society make a fortune from their success in teaching us to worship youth: anti-ageing creams, hair dyes and surgery are just some examples.

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