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Nothing is Old age worth it?

For some time I have to read the congratulations again and again, that people are 85, 90, or even 96 years young. To me that hurts. I am soon to be 84 years old. I have experienced over the years, some of the things that have now but also some age-related complaints. That is part of it, as well as many beautiful and sad memories. But if you were to write of me that I am 84 years young, I would not feel taken seriously. I had the feeling that Old age is worth nothing that only the young count. Why not congratulate these people, the old people, if you take this seriously? I'm probably too sensitive, if I hurt?
V. g.

dear wife

you are not too sensitive; rather, they feel that this kind of congratulations is exactly as what they are: a Symptom of condescension towards the so-called elderly people. To say of someone that he is 84 years young, has the appearance of a friendly political correctness and yet it is only an expression of the usual age discrimination.

Take Netflix as a Barometer for the Zeitgeist, it is not inconceivable that the age more paid respect.

Sometime between 80 and 100 it starts, that is the birthday of an old person is celebrated as a children's birthday party. With the same sweet Smile, with the help of the adults of the 7-Year-old to insure, now she was already a very Large, insure the same adult of your grandma, you had become in your day of jubilee is 84 years young. Which in turn means that the 84-Year-old in about as serious as the 7-Year-old. You prefer to speak about them as with her. Because what you should insure with an 84-Year-old is still Sensible to speak to except her, she was despite her age, still totally awake in your head? (Thanks for the fruit.) The Old attested to youth is a poisoned compliment with frosting, as flattering as the statement, you look for his age but still good.

So far the bad news. The good: Takes you to the Netflix series as a mood barometer for the Zeitgeist, then it is at least possible that the age is again shown more respect (to put it mildly-and not to make the same out of every fart in the popular culture, the glass of Water and a hurricane). Series such as "Grace and Frankie" with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen, or "The Kominsky Method" with Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas (he is 75, the youngest of these main characters) to show the world of old people from their own perspective. As serious actors with an own history and an individuality that is not exhausted in a high age. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 06.02.2019, 15:05 PM

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