An important thought on aging

By Rabbi Aaron Gol...
November 13, 2010

Simone de Beauvoir, in her masterful work La Vieillese (Coming of Age), sees the fear of age as a cultural phenomenon and seeks to give voice to a silenced class of human beings. We often tend to think badly of old age, to see ourselves as we advance in years as separated from society, as a burden, no longer productive. Our technocratic society tries to see in its incessant discoveries the knowledge of the past as obsolete. She finds that we face a hidden conspiracy in our society, where we subject ageing to the “silence of shame”. Old age becomes a taboo.

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Sun, 11/14/2010 - 16:30

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Nice post.
The freed Burmese leader, who looks remarkably young and active for her years, should give a boost to all ladies of "a certain age" ...


Sun, 11/14/2010 - 17:00

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Great post rabbi.


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