Hi dear friends. This is a photo of me on my 70th birthday. It was taken at a dinner in celebration of same. I'll soon be 71 and of course should have spoken out about this little issue earlier.
Why is it that in today's society that once you are past 60 or 65 you suddenly become invisible. Your opinion seem to no longer matter, your visibility all but goes into a closet and any thing of new interest always seems to be about the young. I know.....we have had our "time in the sun" so to speak...but we still have ideas and comments to contribute to the world.
I follow a number of different media sources and rarely are the older folks even mentioned. We are still here and we still are interested in design, beauty, art, culture, reading, making a living, cooking, people, travel.....just to name a few things...and the list could go on and on. Oh.....didn't even MENTION politics!!!
Often times...even our own families don't value our input as they think we are the "old fogies" and we don't matter.
I know this is a "sounding off" post but I am tired of not getting credit for the wisdom I have gathered in all my 70 years of living. So listen up all you young folks....you, too, will be here someday and I only hope you will be treated with more respect than is shown the elderly in our society today.
I am "miffed" about this and I hope it will change but with the tech explosion and the disengagement of face to face contact I'm afraid it might be asking too much.
Just me sounding out today!!