How Old People Were Different in the 1960s or 1970s Than They Are Today

Old Is Not So Old

Today 60 is not old. I still do the things that I did when I was in my 30’s and 40’s.

More Connected with Family

A more recognized and respected part of them back then vs now. Held in higher regard, and treated with more respect.

Carrying Emotional Burdens

“Those older folk also carried emotional burdens of loss that most of my generation did not.”  

More Internalized Grief

“Many had lost family members to the Great War, our War of Independence and subsequent bitter Civil War had also added to the horrors that some must have quietly endured.  

Better Quality Of Life

I am in a few MeetUp groups with people who are often retirement age. I talk to lots of people who have traveled the world. One lady has been to 63 countries and other to 85. I am a piker at 26 countries.  

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