Problem

Paralysis of elders faced with the future

Other Names:
Lack of relevance of future developments for the aged
Inability of the elderly to play a role in social development
Nature:
Present social images and structures cast the elders of society into a parochial context and rigid roles. The overemphasis on being economical productive as the major criteria for social usefulness renders retirement as a time of death in relation to society and its needs.

Because they are unable to accept the whole of past experience, including tragic as well as happy occurrences, older people are unable to identify with the present fast pace of society; they cannot see demands on their skills as part of historical development; nor can they use their insight into history to generate a vision of the future.

Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
11.05.2000 – 00:00 CEST