The seductiveness of agelessness
What sets Ageism apart from sexism and racism is its potent element of self-
hatred . Ageism is unieque in that those who practive it will one day join the group
they presently discriminate against, if longevity is granted them.
Successful ageing theory:
The central premise of successful ageing theory does not differ substantially from that
of its ancestor, activity theory: stay active and keep impending depression at bay.
Successful ageing is based upon the concept oadaptation , whereby an individual’s
progress is measured by the extent to which he/she conforms to the needs of the
existing society. (it is this measurement of adaptation which lies at the core of
construction of life satisfaction.)
Mask of ageing theory:
Rests on the asusmption that there exists “a distance or tension bewteen the external
appearanc eo fhte face and body and their functional capacities, and the internal or
subjective sense or experience of personal identity which is likely to become more
prominent in our consciounes