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Everyday Ageism

An example to us all?

(8 Posts)
Fennel Fri 31-May-19 13:52:18

The Daily Mail has some good stories too:
www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-7090739/Grandparents-travel-Britain-Great-Wall-China-BIKES.html
What a brilliant achievement smile.

3dognight Fri 31-May-19 14:20:53

Journey of a lifetime at any age, but to be in their sixties and do it is remarkable, and an inspiration to all. I can just about manage to get to town and back with handle bars full of shopping banging about on my knees, they carried all their stuff for the journey on their bikes by the look of it.

EllanVannin Fri 31-May-19 19:13:33

I've seen it from the air, along with the peak of Everest and to cap it all, Ayers Rock. Without moving an inch, no trudging involved.
Summit of Snowdon in a tram and Sydney post office tower in a lift.

varian Sat 21-Dec-19 12:48:23

Jacqueline Wilson warns that ageism is the last acceptable form of discrimination. “I think the elderly are often sidelined or put into a box,” she says

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-times-christmas-appeal-mum-would-have-loved-someone-to-read-her-a-book-something-racy-qqjw628k7#

Kalu Sat 21-Dec-19 13:15:05

EV. 😂

Baggs Sat 21-Dec-19 13:17:42

Is ageism always to do with older people or can one be ageist in reverse such as crediting a a young, passionate person with more nous than they actually have?

Kalu Sat 21-Dec-19 13:30:05

I do a bit of cycling but have to go at my own pace now and have to accept I am no longer as physically fit as I once was.

Hats off though to those who can accomplish what this group have achieved. Well done.

Kalu Sat 21-Dec-19 13:38:33

Credit due when deserved I would think should be the norm regardless of age. Baggs.

I only think of the person not in terms of their age.