Day 9 of this writing practice: Your feelings on ageism
Personally I’d rather they ask my thoughts on ageism than my feelings.
I’ll never forget when my Grandma turned 90. Someone said to her that she didn’t look 90. Grandma was wise and said, “I do look 90, I just don’t feel it.”
I think inside we all feel much younger than what we see in the mirror each day. But, I am getting off topic.
Ageism – is stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. Usually discrimination against seniors.
I am an ageist, not against old people, seniors rock. I tend more to ageism against children.
I’m not a fan of the kiddies. Once someone is around 28 years old and I think their brain has kicked in – I’ll start to chat with them. Until then, as Jim says, I give children the respect they deserve!
So, while in general, I like to live and let live.
My name is Jan – I’m an ageist.
Tomorrows topic: A fruit you don’t like and why. Seriously?!