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Shakespeare told it 400 years ago Crabbed age and youth cannot live togetherNeedham It is obvious that even from Shakespeares time that the elderly and the young have been at odds What is the one reason that they cannot get along One major reason is that the elderly have grown to hate the young This feeling at times is mutual but more evident in the elderly Because the elderly have passed the time in which they were young they tend to envy the younger population This is due to the fact that the youth still have their lives to live The major causes for the envy that the old harbor for the young deal with the beauty that is still evident in the young but no longer in them the fact that the youth have access to more advanced technology and simply because the elderly refuse to understand the youth For all these reasons and more there is no love lost between the young and the elderly Seeing beauty in the face of others and envying them for that beauty is something that is a regular occurrence of life It occurs between young people as well as between older people But there is no envy like the envy that the old have for the young Because physical appearance is something that cannot be hidden it is what the old see most This causes the jealousy due to beauty to be the largest cause for jealousy towards the young This jealousy has a severe affect on the elderly They remember the good-old days when they were young and good looking and had not a care in the world The elderly have something the youth dont age The elderly have fear of age as age comes with time The older a person gets the faster time flies for them which brings them closer to death whereas they see the youth enjoying their life and nothing having to
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