Re: We need to separate “old” and “age”
Life is a paradox. We want to live, but we don't want to age or look old. This is unrealistic, because living and aging are inseparable, and old age is inevitable. So we must learn to view life longitudinally and inclusively by honoring the elderly. Wizened but wise, the elderly yearn to teach us that senescence is not convalescence or obsolescence, but the very essence of our soul's solitary sojourn in space, time, and fate.
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