We live in a society that values faster, newer, more, bigger, better—and younger! If something is old, it has become less valuable. We tend to trade up to something else due to these.
But let’s consider the flip side as the author did in this Ageist article. I think there is a change in this view of age, particularly because our society is aging quickly.
Consider these statistics of our aging demographic…
- By 2024, one in four American workers will be age 55 or older.
- 20% of the U.S. population will be age 65 or older by 2030
- By 2050, the global population of people age 60 or older will double to more than two billion.
Perhaps in the not too far distant future age will be considered an advantage and benefit instead of something society views as a shortcoming, limitation, or weakness.