Get widget

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Why Does Western Society Not Value the Elderly? -- s post

In traditional societies, elderly relatives are cared for; revered even, despite the fact they can no longer contribute. Yet in our supposedly ‘developed’ western society, we routinely push our elderly parents into poorly run care homes or abandon them to a life of neglect, visited only by paid care workers instead of loving relatives.

Elder Abuse

The media is full of stories of old and vulnerable people being abused in care homes, or neglected by their relatives. The problem is that isn’t always easy to prove deliberate neglect. Hidden cameras help, and if you do secure proof that your elderly relative is being abused, you can use elder abuse attorneys such as Garcia Law to bring the matter to court, but what happens if an old person has nobody to be an advocate for their needs?

Respect the Elderly

Whereas our elders are treated with little respect, in other cultures, it’s a very different story. In Korea, for example, younger members of the family have a duty of care to look after their elderly relatives. In China, this is also the case, and to abandon one’s parents in a nursing home is viewed as deeply dishonorable. In India, too, disrespecting elders is stigmatized by society.
Yet the situation is so very different in the U.S. and Europe, where youth is venerated and the elderly are pushed out to the side-lines of community life. Many experts believe that our treatment of the aged stems from deeply held beliefs about natural aging and death itself. Buddhists celebrate death whereas westerners fear old age and do everything in their power to stay forever young, even to the point of fighting the natural aging process by way of cosmetic surgery. Public figures are torn apart by the media when they are photographed looking ‘old’ and ‘past it’, so they do everything humanly possible to stay looking young.

Growing Old is Part of Life

Growing old is all part of life and being old is not something to be ashamed of. The older generation have plenty to offer society. They have experience, knowledge, and skills the younger generation lack. Older people can provide childcare while younger family members work.  This has many benefits, including saving money and allowing the older generation to impart their knowledge to the younger generation.
From time immemorial, older people have passed down their stories, skills and knowledge. Without such a process, many important things would have been lost forever. In Native American cultures the elders are expected to pass on their learnings to their children and grandchildren. It’s a rite of passage to ensure the younger generation learn from the teachings – and mistakes – of their forebears.

We can all learn from this. Just because our elderly parents have become a burden, it doesn’t mean we should abandon them to their fate. We all have a duty of care to look after older members of society, so next time you walk past your elderly neighbor’s home, call on them to see if they need any groceries or a chat. It’s the right thing to do.



10 comments:

  1. View this blog http://spying.ninja/flexispy-spy-review/ for more help with your gadgets and especially when it comes to discussing cyber-security.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks a lot for sharing this great resource. I really appreciate your work and I will recommend this site to my fellow colleagues and friends.
    I can provide you with some of the best Happy New Year Images
    .
    You can check out my site and I want to wish everyone a very happy new year in advance.

    ReplyDelete

  3. شركات نقل اثاث بالمدينة المنورة تساعدك على نقل اثاثك بامان فلا داعى للقلق مع شركات نقل اثاث بجدة

    عزيزى العميل انت من محبى التنقل باستمرار بالتالى انت بحاجة ماسة وضروية الى الاستعانة بالمختصين في نقل العفش خاصة شركات نقل اثاث بالرياض لان الاستعانة باى من عمالة الشوارع الغير مدربة والتي لا تمتلك خبرة كافية في نقل العفش او الحفاظ علية وليس هذا فقط فقد يؤدى الاستعانة بعمالة الشوارع الى حدوث حالة فقدان وتكسير للاثاث بالتالى التاثير الضار عليك عزيزى العميل

    لا تقلق مطلقاً الان بشأن نقل اي منقولات خاصة بك طالما استعنت بشركة الاول لـ نقل الأثاث في الرياض وخارج الرياض فنحن ليس الوحيدون ولكننا متميزون عن اى مؤسسة أخرى داخل وخارج الدمام وشهرتنا كافضل شركة نقل عفش بينبع
    نقل عفش بجدة

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hiya !!! ... I am Sonam Raees A Hot, adorable and hot young lady, as individuals depict me in their fantasies. Conceived and raised in an exceptionally pleasant family where you wont discover individuals other than specialists and architects from a north town of India. I have dependably been an extremely unusual in all viewpoints where my everything relatives have been exceptionally bashful and sensible individuals. It is truly extreme for me to gel with a family people whose nature is all together not quite the same as what I am really conveying. I am as beguiling as any lovely hollywood superstar so why ought not I appreciate my magnificence then being in books and writing. Notwithstanding all these, I went by Goa for my further designing studies and I really got wings to my fantasy of getting to be motivated dream model of everybody's eye. In any case, four years how might I really inspire enough to have a ton of fun and celebrate. Out of the blue one of my old town companion rang who was additionally concentrating on in a similar city, for a gathering. I was extremely glad as though I was meeting my old companion and celebrating with part numerous young men. I was stunned to see her spending extravagantly and I asked her, "darlings give me an approach to profit the way you do it being an understudy". She uncovered a mystery of she working in Goa Call Girls and Goa Escorts Service. This was something new to me however this resembled with one slug two shots. As I am hot I would appreciate messing around with men and young men and where I would profit to commend all the days like VIP in Goa. Be that as it may, even now I needed to reevaluate on my choice so I asked my companion that I should buzz you back.

    Goa Female Escorts

    Goa Call Girls

    Goa Independent Escorts

    Goa Escorts

    ReplyDelete
  5. هل تبحث عن شركة متخصصة فى مكافحة الحشرات نحن نقدم لكم افضل شركة مكافحة حشرات فى الدمام كما انه تقدم خدمة متميزة ايضا وهى تنظيف المنازل والمجالس والفلل والقصور وسبب تقديم هذه الخدم انه تهتم بالاناقة والمنظر الخلاب والصحة العامة خدمات شركتنا كاتالى شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف مجالس بالدمام

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...