this was an interesting thread on AIBU in Mumsnet
seen from the persepecitve of the 'young' it is always trotted out that we 'baby boomers' are a burden and living too long and, of course costing the NHS far too much.
once we are retired it is unlikely that we all will enjoy 20 or 30 years of idle retirement free of pain, needs and the rest although that is often the view expressed by the young who think we are on 'two cruises a year' and living lives of leisure.
life expectancy is dependent on variables such as geographic location, lifestyle, family history, life's work and pure chance. To lump everyone in with the idea 'you are all living longer and costing us too much' as a reason to call for less money to be spent on the old (who may well be vulnerable) is not the sign of a caring society.
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