I do not earn a living, which can determine my worth. I have no spouse or children and that also determines value in society. So what makes me valuable now that I am alone and living on a fixed income? I have been alone before and earning a small wage. What makes me worthless now; what makes me less valued now?
You know what it is. I am old; I am a senior citizen. As I watch TV I notice that, although I am part of the Baby Boomer generation that is quite large and in many ways quite wealthy, I see inane offerings to the younger generations who probably do not even watch TV. I know it is all about advertising and making money, but the youth of today have other things to do other than watch network TV. I know I did. So again why are we seniors not important?
Age – we are a country that does not respect our elders. We want to push them away into special retirement homes that cater to them so we do not have to do so.
It is depressing to consider that I am not valued at all now – not my opinions, preferences, etc. I really should show myself respect but it is hard when society doesn’t.
And I still cannot decide if I should cook a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving.