This article makes such a good point. This statement by Dr. Bill Thomas, co-founder of ChangingAging.org, says it all. “Older people are admired to the degree that they resemble, look like and act like young people.” I rarely hear anyone admiring an older person for their wisdom. It's more "oh look how she can still get up those stairs." Which yes is to be admired but it's only acknowledging them for what they still can do from their youth. Not what they have to offer from their years of living more years than us. Something to think about. How do you look at the older people in your life? Love to read your comments below. : )
Time to Rethink How We Talk About Older People
Salon | Nicole Karlis
The elderly are only celebrated when doing things associated with youth. Time to rethink how we talk about aging. his week, a very American headline appeared in Time magazine: “Sister Jean Merchandise Is Selling Like Crazy for Loyola.