We are caring people, yet we find it so hard to realise when our kindly meant words are actually Ageist. The answer has to be education. A steady subtle feed of fresh thinking, new realistic images of later years, new words and phrases for us all to use …and sink into our unconscious!
Without realising it, we have started being Ageist against ourselves! And it is very hard not to be. Doubt if most of us even recognise that we are. Otherwise bright, sensible, people see a grey hair and find themselves panicking.
In that minute they are colluding with Ageism!
A wave of fear has engulfed the middle years of life.
Almost a tsunami! Sensible people worrying, fretting, feeling anxious about ageing, yet actually heading for the best stage of their lives!
How did that happen?
Easy blog this week. It was written for me! I only had to do the interview. Delighted that the Herald Scotland accepted it! A 2 -5 page spread too. Sorry my pic has failed to eliminate the fold in the centre of the magazine. Don’t actually have twisted fingers…. The journalist Vicky Allan was great.…
“You look good for your age . At any age it should be you look good!
Unthinking Ageism in Restaurants? Yes! Why havent they thought of these things? Because until you are old, it is very difficult to imagine what being old is like. They need to know. We need to tell them.