April 16, 2022 1 min read
The book is worth a look. I pre-ordered. Here is a snippet from a Wall Street Journal review. Here is a link to the author's web page.
It's a mindset, of course.
A combination of factors makes us “particularly susceptible . . . to negative age beliefs,” Ms. Levy argues, citing the World Health Organization bulletin that declared ageism “the most widespread and socially accepted prejudice today.”
We first encounter ageism when we are least likely to resist it, decades before it might apply to us and our peers. Older people are often segregated in Western society for living, working and socializing, leading younger people to conclude these divisions are “caused by meaningful, inherent differences between age groups.”
And these stereotypes are then reinforced over the course of our lives, as we are “bombarded by messages in advertisements and media about older people.”
So read it and then I invite you to the Geezer Jock Facebook Group where you can comment on the book and its ideas.
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