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The Roots of Our Society According to Websters Dictionary the word age is described as a decline of life and oldness When many people hear the word old being refereed to senior citizens they automatically think of a wrinkled hunched over grumpy man hobbling on his cane across the street at two miles an hour Other stereotypes of older people is that they smell funny have dentures and are generally grumpy to everyone they come in contact with Although I have seen such behaviors come out of older people I always want to be grumpy or mean back to them but I always stop and think They are just like us spiritually and even emotionally but their bodies are more aged It is easy for me to talk to old people and imagine them if they were my age My grandparents for example are the most awesome people I know They tell me stories about what they were like when they were my age and they tell me about how life was during World War II and other hard times America went through When they tell me these stories I imagine I am there with them in that time period and I am transfixed in the details of their tales Listening to my grandparents has taught me to love and appreciate the wisdom and knowledge of older people When I think of ageing I think of the body growing older not necessarily physically but mentally as well I really admire the senior citizens of today because in the last fifty years we as a society have gone through many changes politically socially and ethnically and I admire those people who have lived through it all and managed to stay sane I could not imagine how difficult it would be to live through the Stock Market Crash World War II Vietnam and other major influences on America and adjust to the way of life of
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