Every year in February, in Switzerland, there is the day when
7500 sirens are tested to remind people how they sound and how one should
react in case of water- fire or other emergencies of local or
The government had three funny TV spots produced, worth watching
even if the
language is German so people would not panic if they hear the sirens.
Overhearing conversations on trains and busses I get the
impression that many people are very surprised that suddenly, one day, they are
“old”. I have seen this as early as 45 years in some friends also. Maybe
we should have somebody produce (witty) TV-spots to remind us not to panic
when we realise that we are “old”. It is just a reminder to think how to
react, or better pro-act in order to grow within this mature phase of our
lives and how to mentor the younger generations.