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Old 07-14-2020, 11:18 AM   #21
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It's fine to say "beware of ageism," but what the heck is one supposed to do about it? Other than what old people do anyway, which is to try not to let it bother them?

Somehow I don't envision gangs of old people rioting and burning down cities to get people to stop ignoring them.

Or wait, I do, but it's in the form of a Gary Larson cartoon.

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........A kettle refers to any group of birds climbing a thermal.
So, would just a small group of hummingbirds circling be a saucepan?
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I've see flocks of eagles in Haines, Alaska.
Several years ago I witnessed an immature eagle being seriously harassed by a huge flock of crows. Several mature eagles came to the rescue and finally convinced the crows that the cost of success was too high.

I guess eagles are like humans, we come to the aid of the young ones.

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^ Turkey vultures.

Easy mistake for an old geezer to make.
We have them in my complex. First time I saw them, it was like out of the movie "Birds".
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So, would just a small group of hummingbirds circling be a saucepan?
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We have them in my complex. First time I saw them, it was like out of the movie "Birds".
We have lots of old geezers here as well, but they’re mostly harmless. Unless they’re driving, in which case even turkey vultures keep their distance.
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It's fine to say "beware of ageism," but what the heck is one supposed to do about it? Other than what old people do anyway, which is to try not to let it bother them?

Somehow I don't envision gangs of old people rioting and burning down cities to get people to stop ignoring them.
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We have lots of old geezers here as well, but they’re mostly harmless. Unless they’re driving, in which case even turkey vultures keep their distance.
I saw this movie. You just never know...

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It's fine to say "beware of ageism," but what the heck is one supposed to do about it? Other than what old people do anyway, which is to try not to let it bother them?

Somehow I don't envision gangs of old people rioting and burning down cities to get people to stop ignoring them.

Or wait, I do, but it's in the form of a Gary Larson cartoon.
Well, us old geezers vote more than any other group. Maybe we should all gang together on our voting?
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Several years ago I witnessed an immature eagle being seriously harassed by a huge flock of crows. Several mature eagles came to the rescue and finally convinced the crows that the cost of success was too high.
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Ahem. A huge murder of crows, you mean. Sniff, Sniff.
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Well, us old geezers vote more than any other group. Maybe we should all gang together on our voting?
Excellent suggestion. As soon as we all agree on having a mortgage and what age to take SS we can all vote the same on...what were we talking about?
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Excellent suggestion. As soon as we all agree on having a mortgage and what age to take SS we can all vote the same on...what were we talking about?
Something about a boat and a party...
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Excellent suggestion. As soon as we all agree on having a mortgage and what age to take SS we can all vote the same on...what were we talking about?


Ha. We just finally came to 100% consensus about whether to use a financial advisor or DIY. One small step for humankind.
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I think ageism goes in both directions.
LOL! Yes that's true, but "ageism" toward younger is more innocent and in many cases more properly.
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Well, us old geezers vote more than any other group. Maybe we should all gang together on our voting?
I'm game if you tell me for what and for WHOM our voting will go? lol!
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I'm game if you tell me for what and for WHOM our voting will go? lol!
OK how about this for a start--we find out how politicians stand on strengthening Medicare and making Medicare financially stable and we vote for the politicians who support Medicare and will work to make it financially stable?
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OK how about this for a start--we find out how politicians stand on strengthening Medicare and making Medicare financially stable and we vote for the politicians who support Medicare and will work to make it financially stable?


I haven’t joined yet but I think AARP is pretty focused on this and has strength in numbers.
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I haven’t joined yet but I think AARP is pretty focused on this and has strength in numbers.
AARP was my first thought. No matter what band of citizens you are in or want to be in, your ideas are best advocated by a lobbying group.
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Voting is good, but doesn't mean much when you are face-to-face with ageist behavior.

How does one deal with it, other than the same way I have dealt all my life with sexism?

By rising above it and showing that I do, indeed, know what I'm talking about and doing, even though the person facing me clearly assumes I didn't.
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