Quotes About Ageism

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Stephen Richards
“The good thing about being old is not being young.”
Stephen Richards

Stephen Richards
“When we age we shed many skins: ego, arrognace, dominance, self-opionated, unreliable, pessimism, rudeness, selfish, uncaring ... Wow, it's good to be old!”
Stephen Richards

Liane Moriarty
“As she drove the familiar route to the school, she considered her magnificent new age. Forty. She could still feel "forty" the way it felt when she was fifteen. Such a colorless age. Marooned in the middle of your life. Nothing would matter all that much when you were forty. You wouldn't have real feelings when you were forty, because you'd be safely cushioned by your frumpy forty-ness.

Forty-year-old woman found dead. Oh dear.

Twenty-year-old woman found dead. Tragedy! Sadness! Find that murderer!”
Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies

Ashton Applewhite
“It’s not loving a man that makes life harder for gay guys, it’s homophobia. It’s not the color of their skin that makes life harder for people of color; it’s racism. It’s not having vaginas that makes life harder for women, it’s sexism. And it’s ageism, far more than the passage of time, that makes growing older harder for all of us.”
Ashton Applewhite, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

Barbara Delinsky
“The important part of growing older was the growing part. Resisting change meant forever standing still, which was a sad way to live.”
Barbara Delinsky, Blueprints

We don’t ask when people age out of singing, or eating ice cream; why would
“We don’t ask when people age out of singing, or eating ice cream; why would we stop making love?”
Ashton Applewhite, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

Pew Research Center
“America isn't breaking apart at the seams. The American dream isn't dying. Our new racial and ethnic complexion hasn't triggered massive outbreaks of intolerance. Our generations aren't at each other's throats. They're living more interdependently than at any time in recent memory, because that turns out to be a good coping strategy in hard times. Our nation faces huge challenges, no doubt. So do the rest of the world's aging economic powers. If you had to pick a nation with the right stuff to ride out the coming demographic storm, you'd be crazy not to choose America, warts and all.”
Pew Research Center, The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

Discrimination on the basis of age is as unacceptable as discrimination on the basis of
“Discrimination on the basis of age is as unacceptable as discrimination on the basis of any other aspect of ourselves that we cannot change.”
Ashton Applewhite, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

Ashton Applewhite
“Women not only bear the brunt of the equation of beauty with youth, we perpetuate it—every time we dye our hair to cover the gray or lie about our age, not to mention have plastic surgery to cover the signs of aging.”
Ashton Applewhite, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

Nowhere is ageism more sexist, and vicious, than in the domain of sexuality.
“Nowhere is ageism more sexist, and vicious, than in the domain of sexuality.”
Ashton Applewhite, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

Barbara Delinsky
“So where does that leave me? I like hosting the show....It’s become my identity. If that’s gone, where am I?”
Barbara Delinsky, Blueprints

“Medicine and society have entered into a folie a deaux regarding medicine's importance in gigantic population ills. We believe that genetics and pills and enzymes bring us health. We wait for the dementia cure (the obesity cure, the diabetes cure) rather than changing our society to decrease incidence and severity. We slash social welfare programs and access to GPs and ignore the downstream effect this will have on future generations.
To reduce non-communicable disease, the actions we need to take are societal: make it easier for people to move and eat well, strengthen education, promote community participation and meaningful work. Our collective delusion is that we can have all the benefits such a society would bring without the structural supports necessary to bring it into being, that we can attain health by inventing and buying drugs.
It is hard to know which is the more utopian vision: magic pills or a society serious about prevention.”
Karen Hitchcock, Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly

“People will laugh at your age over your Mind and Essence”
Goitsemang Mvula

“THE BEST people are the good old wrinkled people with a sparkle in their eye, a wink when you walk by or a toothless smile saying you are doing just fine ...”
Robert Wesley Miller

J.S.B. Morse
“The story of humanity can be written as the struggle to acknowledge all human beings as human beings.”
J.S.B. Morse, Everyone Agrees: Book I: Words, Ideas, and a Universal Morality

Jane Wilson-Howarth
“We'd incorporated Asia into our bones - its colours and laughter, its smells, its rhythms, its tolerance and patience, its compassion, its lack of ageism.”
Jane Wilson-Howarth, A Glimpse of Eternal Snows: A Journey of Love and Loss in the Himalayas

“No one wants to go into a nursing home. My patients fear it; families often feel terrible guilt when the time comes: it is thought of as an abandonment. Nursing homes are where we place our bad outcomes, our frail, our no-longer-independents. They are places people go to wait safely to die. The old doubly incontinents. You might have stood up to Stalin, you might still read Tolstoy, but if you're losing it from both the front and back and you're not a two-year-old, you're going to be hidden away.
"Don't know the nursing homes, they do a pretty good job," a geriatrician said to me. And most of the time they perform their function: as a holding bay for old people. Most of the time.”
Karen Hitchcock, Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly

“When I spoke to a colleague about Joe's report, her face registered surprise. She said, "Is it possible for a death in a nursing home to be premature?"
Joe told me, "If it were happening in any other kind of institution, to any other part of the population - workers, say, or children - there'd be an outcry, media, inquiries, swift intervention. The truth is we do not value the last months or years of a person's life. The remaining life of someone old. Particularly if they are in residential care."
If we are all just economic units who lift or lean, then very little is "lost" when a nursing home resident or anyone getting on in their years dies prematurely. In fact money might be saved - one less nursing-home bed to fund, and the kids can finally get their hands on the house.”
Karen Hitchcock, Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly

“If we are to welcome the elderly into our communities and support them to stay there for as long as possible, if we are to attend to the social needs of our elderly citizens both inside and out of institutions, then we need both government intervention and funding, along with the community's engagement and help.”
Karen Hitchcock, Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly

Laura Bates
“This combination of ageism and sexism was also blatant in the Boston Herald's treatment of sixty-three-year-old Elizabeth Warren, whose 2012 Senate bid it sought to undermine by repeatedly dubbing her "Granny" in its pages, as if to imply that an older woman could not possibly be trusted with political responsibility.”
Laura Bates, Everyday Sexism

John Tarnoff
“In order to create your future, you have to reconcile your past.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

John Tarnoff
“The job you seek isn't out there in some job description, it's already inside you, aching to get out.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

John Tarnoff
“Chase career relationships, not job postings.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

John Tarnoff
“Getting fired is not shameful. It just means you need to find a better fit.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

John Tarnoff
“You hear a lot about "digital natives." Well, baby boomers are the "digital founders.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

John Tarnoff
“Use affirmations as statements of becoming, not statements of being.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

John Tarnoff
“Hiding or lying about your age is giving in to ageism. Don't do it! Be proud of who you are, what you know and what you've accomplished.”
John Tarnoff, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50

Richie Norton
“Some people say they have 20 years experience, when in reality, they have 1 year's experience repeated 20 times. (Stephen M R Covey to Richie Norton when Norton asked if he was too young to train older executives for Covey.)”
Richie Norton

Robinne Lee
“I’m really happy when I’m with you. I get the feeling you feel the same way. And if that’s true, I don’t think you should give a fuck about what people may or may not think of our age difference. Furthermore, if our ages were reversed, no one would bat an eyelash. Am I right? So now it’s just some sexist, patriarchal crap, and you don’t strike me as the kind of woman who’s going to let that dictate her happiness. All right? Next issue…”
Robinne Lee, The Idea of You

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