The New Scientist recently published an excellent article on the consequences of the global ageing crisis, noting that “Ageing may overwhelm all other factors shaping our species in the years ahead”.

But the author Fred Pearce also sees many positive sides to the phenomenon, with examples of positive ageing and the trend toward people entering old age in better health with the intent of staying active longer.  Age discrimination is still prevalent in many parts of the world and if we are to take advantage of the value of the older workers this must be reversed.

In the article Mr. Pearce quotes the cultural historian Theodore Roszak of California State University, East Bay: “Ageing is the best thing that has happened in the modern world, a cultural and ethical shift that looks a lot like sanity”.

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