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Feature Older age care

The forgotten ones: the misery for millions growing old in India

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1040 (Published 16 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1040

In Praise of the Elderly

We're very vain. We want to live, but we don't want to age or look old. But living and aging are inseparable, and old age is inevitable. So let's celebrate, not segregate, the elderly. Wizened but wise, the elderly teach us that life is finite but souls are infinite, and that senescence isn't convalescence or obsolescence, but the very essence of our soul's solo sojourn in space, time, and fate.


Competing interests: No competing interests

20 March 2018
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA