Why aging population is given a raw deal ?
Should senior citizens be concerned ?
Are you a senior citizen ?
Are you committing a crime by a having a senior citizen tag ?
Did any one call you Codger,gaffer,grand dad,old bag,wrinkly,old trout,old stagger,Senile,prehistoric,vintage or stone aged ?
Do you regret getting old ?
“Don’t resent growing old.Many are denied the privilege”. Irish Proverb
Don’t feel bad if you are made fun of your age.It’s OK.Take it easy.Take a deep breath.This is not the end of life.
This is the society you are living in.Society has its own rule for everything and anything under the Sun.
Society has its own criteria to label people.Society never tires of bullying you !
“Everything matched my occupational profile.But nevertheless I received a rejection because of my age.Born in 1943,not stout and fat,not lazy and sluggish but instead still energetic and fit.On one hand people talk about skilled worker shortage and on the other hand,being 65 plus year one has no choice”
This was a little excerpt picked up from an informal conversation between two men.
Excerpts from’Ageism: a silent but preventable evil’–Credits &source-TOI Dr.Debanjan Banerjee Geriatric Psychiatrist,NIMHANS
Because of these kinds of situations do you want to look younger ?
Some thoughts on age discrimination
1.”Discrimination due to age is one of the greatest tragedies of modern life.The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living,and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age,is a crime”. Johnny Ball
2.”Not only do we suffer from racism and sexism,but we also suffer from ageism.And that is that once you reach certain age,you are not allowed to be adventurous,you’re not allowed to be sexual and I think that’s rather hideous.[…] I mean is there a rule? Are you just supposed to die when you’re 40 ? Madonna Ciccone
What is that best you can do being a senior ?
“Honestly,what is ageism really,you know ? If you take care of yourself and you feel good then that’s really all that matters at the end of the day”. Shay Mitchell
Does ‘Old is Gold’ Still holds good ?
Benefits of being old,surpasses all others.Never think that the advice given by the so called old person is a utter waste.
Encourage senior citizens with all the enthusiasm.Spare your time and spend sometime with them.
Remember the day is not far off when,all of us are going to become senior citizens
Because majority of the senior citizens are not given enough importance and even ill treated,UN has come out with a day ,exclusively dedicated for old people.
What is my advice ?
For those who get depressed because of getting old…..Start telling yourself…..
“To me old age is always ten years older than I am “. John Burroughs
Start living in dignity.
Please share your thoughts.I appreciate.
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