Aging from a Personal Perspective
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A paper on the process of aging and the associated views presented through an interview with an elderly man. The paper provides the questions and answers of the interviewer and the interviewee, Mr. Andrew, that show how he is aging well and successfully. The paper uses his experience to discusses how contrary to popular opinion, many people in their nineties and even hundreds lead active, healthy lives. The paper argues that it is the youth and societal perspective of ageing that is causing the fear to grow and as a result, the cost and problems associated with aging to increase.
From the Paper:"This is an interview of a 85-year-old man who lives with his wife in my neighborhood. He is retired and has been for the past 10 years. He used to work in a store as a supervisor and continued doing so for almost 20 years. He has two sons both of whom live in different states. He currently baby-sits for his neighbors with his wife and is very popular amongst his friends and neighbors. His name is Mr. Andrew Karl.
Interviewer: Hi, Mr. Andrew how are you doing?
Mr. Andrew: Better then fine today since I have someone new to talk too. I don't think I have seen a new face for a long time especially one as nice as yours. (Smiles)
Interviewer: Thanks sir. I need to ask you some questions about your lifestyle for my assignment and I would appreciate if you would be as honest as you can. If some questions you feel are too personal feel free to say so.
Mr. Andrew: Sure, go ahead at my age there is not much privacy needed any questions asked are welcomed. Don't you know old timers are poor souls without company to keep and friends to meet? (Winks)"
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