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To a large extent, the aged in our society are ghettoized. Old people are seen as useless, bypassed by history, old-fashioned, in the way. So, not surprisingly, when we reach the official mark of old age, we’re supposed to go gently into that good night, to get off center stage and hand over the spotlight. Old age is also surrounded by shame – the myth of impotence and inability.

Sam Keen

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