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Has Ageism become similar to Racism or Sexism ?


Senior citizen

Ageism is prejudice against time. 

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

Is growing old a count down or count up ?

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 !

Read this

“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 ?

Am I 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.

Go ahead & enjoy your senior moments

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.

Happy International Day of 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.

Thank you.

Philosophy Through Photography

Photo by Thgusstavo Santana from Pexels,Macmillon dictionary

Is growing old,a count down or count up ?( Happy international day of older persons- Oct 1 st )

Growing old

Don’t regret growing old.It’s a privilege denied to many.    unknown

Is it not a fact that we dread getting old ?

Why people in general have a defeatist attitude towards aging process ?

Is it not a bias against aged people ?

How is the way you want to be addressed as you are growing old ?

Elderly person,senior citizen,oldy,senile or old-timer,learned man/woman ?

General feeling is aged people lose their capacity to discharge their responsibilities,resulting in majority going into depression.

And ‘forgetfulness’ is blamed because of aging.

Old age said to be the seat of illness,reduced reflexes,loss of memory etc.I do agree.But all is not lost.

To all the senior citizens in the world, hey,stop sulking and remember the saying of Robert Browning, ” Grow old with me ,the best is yet to be ”

When does old age begin ?

Old age is said to start after 45.

Scientists define any age after 60.


Researchers have discovered many advantages of aging.

And how do you summarize aging process in a positive way ?

On a humorous note

” The best thing about growing older is that one is not yet dead !”

  • Knowledge and maturity of old people is extremely beneficial.
  • Wisdom of aged people at its best, and all the times.No surprise the proverb ‘ Old is Gold’ is popular.
  • Old people don’t care what others think about them and can take independent decisions.
  • Lack of stress since bringing up the family is a finished chapter.No worries.
  • Spending time with Grand children.
  • Ability to spend more time with loved ones.
  • Old people rarely make foolish mistakes.
  • Old people are better connected and this is helpful in times of distress.
  • Senior citizen benefits,priorities at airport etc.
  • No taking craps from the idiots.
  • You have nothing to lose.
  • Emotional maturity at its best.

“Youth is a gift of nature,but age is a work of art ” Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

“wrinkles mean you laughed,Grey hair means you cared,and scars mean you lived” unknown

Wishing senior citizens a wonderful time.

Dear readers feel free to write about your thoughts on old age and the advantages it can bring to the society.

Thank you.
Philosophy Through Photography

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