In an effort to solicit more comments from readers, I’d like to offer a little challenge: What are some of the unexpected ways that the aging of our population might change societal conventions and standards over time? Positive and negative ideas both count.
For example: Will we have different views about the economic value of sports stars and entertainers? Will charitable donations and volunteerism increase or decrease? Will roadways or traffic patterns be constructed differently? What will TV look like? In what ways will the frontiers of technology change?
I have no idea. I’m just asking. Send us your thoughts – let’s have a conversation.
I will close with the Quote of the Week, courtesy of Mimi Bommelje: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” — George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
— Al Power