No Country for Old Age

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gdjjr, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Gdjjr
    Offline

    Gdjjr Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2019
    Messages:
    670
    Thanks Received:
    97
    Trophy Points:
    45
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +387
    As a 71 year old I can attest to a lot of what this is about- and no, I'm not complaining, just explaining what I see with regularity- the results are not for me to worry about but the younger people will have to live with the decisions they make today- all of them, just as people my age have to. Our society doesn't respect age- and maybe we've not earned it, but, until that is illustrated individually, the broad brush of blaming somebody else will paint an ever broader swath-

    When it comes to old age, illness, and death, little remains to us of common meaning or shared social rituals.
     
  2. Unkotare
    Offline

    Unkotare Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Messages:
    84,494
    Thanks Received:
    6,278
    Trophy Points:
    1,815
    Ratings:
    +22,210
    Why do you think our society doesn't respect age? It seems to me that certain aspects of our culture are just harder to pull off at an advanced age.
     
  3. JGalt
    Offline

    JGalt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Messages:
    23,018
    Thanks Received:
    5,012
    Trophy Points:
    380
    Location:
    Somewhere you're not
    Ratings:
    +33,950
    Why did I think of this guy when I read the title? :laughing0301:

    [​IMG]
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Funny and Agree!! Funny and Agree!! x 2
  4. impuretrash
    Offline

    impuretrash Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2017
    Messages:
    9,962
    Thanks Received:
    1,760
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +11,030
    Who's to blame for not preserving cultural traditions I wonder? :1041:
     
    • Funny and Agree!! Funny and Agree!! x 1
  5. Tijn Von Ingersleben
    Offline

    Tijn Von Ingersleben Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2018
    Messages:
    5,633
    Thanks Received:
    670
    Trophy Points:
    275
    Ratings:
    +4,570
    Yeap...I don't know why he is crying in his Metamucil. His generation PROPERLY fucked the rest of us.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Gdjjr
    Offline

    Gdjjr Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2019
    Messages:
    670
    Thanks Received:
    97
    Trophy Points:
    45
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +387
    One thing I've always done is advocate reading before reacting- Our society doesn't respect age- and maybe we've not earned it, but, until that is illustrated individually, the broad brush of blaming somebody else will paint an ever broader swath-

    But, please don't let facts stand in the way of your need to illustrate your ignorance in public.
     
    • Funny and Agree!! Funny and Agree!! x 2
  7. Gdjjr
    Offline

    Gdjjr Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2019
    Messages:
    670
    Thanks Received:
    97
    Trophy Points:
    45
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +387
    Can you be more specific?

    I don't just think, I know, our society doesn't respect age- I am one of the ones not respected and I am very observant of my surroundings- but, like I said, I'm not complaining, just explaining- younger people will have to live with their choices just like people my age have had to and those who came before me had to- our society has relegated old age to a nuisance status because people don't have the time to worry with it- did the chicken come before the egg? That's hard to say, but, the fact remains if you don't show respect you can't earn respect and if you can't earn respect you can't have self respect- without self respect you can't show respect- to my knowledge, the people I've shown a lack of respect to are few and far between- so somewhere, someone dropped the ball.
     
  8. Ringel05
    Offline

    Ringel05 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    56,256
    Thanks Received:
    10,616
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    Duke City
    Ratings:
    +34,702
    Those two are (metaphorically) typical trailer trash who want to blame everyone but themselves for their own and the country's problems.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. Tijn Von Ingersleben
    Offline

    Tijn Von Ingersleben Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2018
    Messages:
    5,633
    Thanks Received:
    670
    Trophy Points:
    275
    Ratings:
    +4,570
    You boomers can continue to deny your evil ways but time will correctly judge you.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  10. Unkotare
    Offline

    Unkotare Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Messages:
    84,494
    Thanks Received:
    6,278
    Trophy Points:
    1,815
    Ratings:
    +22,210


    Our society respects old age according to the values applied to all ages.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1

Share This Page