Category Archives: Attitudes and values (culture, sexuality and spirituality)

Population Ageing: Peril or Promise – Let’s be positive

May 8th 2017 We all know that people are living longer and healthier, but the ageing of the population often tends to be viewed in negative terms, calling it a “burden”, even a “tsunami.” I may have used it before … Continue reading

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Age Group Politics – do older people vote selfishly?

Judith Davey One of the threats foreseen by those who subscribe to the disaster/burden perspective on population ageing is that older people will use their numbers as voters to dominate the political agenda.  Linked to this is the belief that … Continue reading

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The Benefits of an Epicurean Old Age

Judith Davey If we look up epicurean in the dictionary, we find definitions such as hedonistic, decadent and pleasure-seeking. An epicure is widely thought is as a sensualist with gourmet appetites. But the real Epicurus, a Greek philosopher, who lived … Continue reading

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Age-Phobia

Judith Davey I have written several blogs on age discrimination, which often strikes on an individual basis – older people being passed over for jobs; being patronised as “lovey” and “dear” and generally being seen as a stereotype rather than … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different “The Meaning of Life”; talking about spirituality

Psychologists, philosophers and social scientists have plenty to say about spirituality. Some consider it is closely associated with religion – a set of traditional beliefs, rituals and activities associated with a higher power. Others acknowledge that one can have faith … Continue reading

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