Age discrimination does it exist?

  We live in a society that is opposed to any form of discrimination and laws that protect us from this so with this in mind I am asking the question, “age discrimination does it exist?” Now I am NOT neutral on this, in fact, I have a very strong opinion on this subject which I will share with you shortly. We are an aging population over 60 with the number reaching 841 million in 2013, and expected to treble by 2050 (un.org) pdf Never before in history has this happened. It has been brought about by the post, World War 2 baby boom but also by the increase in life expectancy since this time. The average age of a life was 65-75 but now you can add 10-20 years to this. The problem is society hasn’t changed its perception or attitude to accommodate the change and still view people over 60 as being old. With this, there is an expectation that once you reach this age you are less capable of performing activities a young version of you can do! It can even go as far as looking at you as less able to function in every area of life Okay, now it is obvious by age discrimination I am not talking about the young, although I am sure they are also discriminated against. I am not addressing that here. What I am concerned about is the blanket attitude towards older people Now I am going to explain why I am taking this so personally and it isn’t just because I am in this age group, but because...