Cult of Adulthood
The Iron Law
Fashions change, political movements and parties come and go and empires rise and fall in ways that can startle and even amaze us. Aging, in contrast is both mandatory and highly predictable. In all of human history, not one person has every grown young. The Iron Law of Aging demands that, each and every morning, we all wake up one day older. This unbreakable law is leading us towards a collision between an aging Post War generation and the youth-obsessed society they brought into being.
“Elder” As Insult
The politics and etiquette surrounding age and aging are complicated and will likely remain complicated. We can refuse to accept the word “elder” being applied to us. Everyone has that right and we should all respect the wishes of individuals in this matter. We can also elect to use our life experience and influence to reclaim the word “elder.” What will you choose?
THE GREEN HOUSE Project
Portrait of a Green House Elder
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