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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #13)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:07 AM

18. Yeah, that is sad. Abandoned by your own kids is doubly tragic.

 

I feel sad for elderly people who are all alone in their final years. My commentary was out of despair at the fact that a lot of FUTURE elderly will be suffering like this because an increasing number of people will have no descendents to look after them at all; whether their children abandon them will be irrelevant, because there won't be any children. This is going to be a tragic additional problem for the elderly - whether people want to accept it or not, it's going to be a contributor to the problem.

People can get mad at me for saying that but I hope at the same time we start discussing solutions... like a BIG expansion of "Adopt an Elderly" programs. Oh and I'll be throwing this idea at my kids for extracurricular charity activities.

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