What does age and ageing mean for me?
In our culture age and ageing are marked with dementia, inabilities, ugliness and uselessness.
In ancient and still in primitive cultures of our time we can observe a very different age- culture: Old people have ever had a high status they were seen and worshipped as knowledge- holders of history and of a long life. People asked them for advice. It is an incredible loss for our culture to treat old people the way we do.
How is your relationship to older people?
Do you have old relatives? How do you treat them?
What do you think and feel if you pass someone who is very old in the streets?
Could you do something to ameliorate the situation of old people in our society?
Would you take your old relative home or provide other possibilities for him/her to live a worthy enjoyable life?
How do you think and feel about ageing yourself?
Would you like to stay at home when you are old being lovingly supported?
Let yourself get inspired by age and ageing. The consequences will be that you enjoy being with old people and do the best to prepare yourself for a good life when you are old yourself.