Put an End to the Old Age Stereotype
The world is filled with stereotypes. People often see the older generation as the weak ones, the ones who are entirely dependent on others for their daily needs. But can you really blame them for thinking that way?
After all, you see a lot of the older people walking slowly with the help of their cane. If they aren’t walking, they are in their wheelchairs being pushed around by caregivers or nurses.
Many haven’t aged quite well because they also think that life changes once you hit retirement. The moment you go past the age of 50 or 60, you often lead yourself to believe that you need to take it easy and that doing physical activities is no longer a possibility. Old age stereotypes of every form, size, and shape run abound in the minds of the people.
If you happen to think of old age in a negative light, then you could also suffer the ill effects of your attitudes. Your belief could finally manifest itself to become the truth that you live with.
You could actually subject yourself to ridicule. You can counter these beliefs. Many don’t realize that some of their remarks can actually be derogatory.
When they forget things, they make jokes about being caught in a senior moment. But the people who make such remarks aren’t even considered a senior yet.
Only when they become part of the crowd will they take offense to that statement. They set out the bait, and unfortunately, most of you just take it with a grain of salt.
You can fight for what is obviously untrue. In fact, more and more people are proving the public wrong. As they participate in active play, they realize that they can actually keep up with the younger generation.
Take a look at the greeting cards. You’ll find that many of them make fun of old age. The danger behind the stereotype is that the older set of individuals gets to believe it.
They may laugh at the remarks, but deep inside, they think that the statement is actually true. If you see yourself aging and exposed to these remarks, you may consequently reduce you activities.
You narrow your outlook in life and expect less of yourself. You will always think that people will pardon you simply because you are older.
The more you believe in something, the truer it becomes. You start losing your health and will be unable to do many of things you love most.
A positive view towards aging can do so much in improving the quality of your life. You age with grace and will look at life as an adventure waiting to happen.
In fact, many things can still happen. If you just open yourself up to this new world, you will realize that there are things you have yet to look forward to.
Stop thinking old and focus on what you have yet to offer. You have wisdom to back you up, and you know that this is an extremely valuable asset.
Start working out and eating healthy. Yes, you do have to make the extra effort to take care of your health, but you know that this can reap so many benefits.
Get into touch with who you truly are inside and get to know your strength. You will soon realize that age is but a state of mind.