Henri contents that the feelings of segregation,desolation and loss of self are legitimate feelings in the aging process and need to be addressed. He states that Claire Townend describes old age as, “the last segregation”. He contends that this is because civilization considers “doing” and “having” more important than “being”. “Our desire to acquire a job, to make a good career, to have a house, car, money,etc, has become so central to our motivation to live that he or she who no longer is able to relate to the world in those ‘desirable’ terms has become a stranger”. How do you feel about this premise? Is aging the last frontier of prejudice? It is universal to all human life. It transcends race, creed, gender. What do you personally think? We want to know.
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