The Sun – Dealing with an ageing nation

Recent reflections on ageing, out in the Sun today:

I think this is a reflection of our fear of mortality. Old people remind us of our mortality. In the fitness industry, if you were to say, “This will help you get stronger and healthier,” you will usually get bored looks. Alternatively, say that something is “anti-ageing”, eyes will widen, questions will pour in, and everyone will gamely do what you prescribe.

Ageing parents remind us that the cycle of life is nearing its transition point for loved ones, and eventually us. Better to leave them where we can’t see them than be reminded daily that we too are ageing and going to die.

For more, click here. For the pdf, click here.

What are your thoughts? Why are the elderly shoved into a corner and not given their due in their autumn years?


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