Social withdrawal of aged

Other Names:
Turned-in elders' mindset
Elders' communication handicap
Failure of the aged to pass on cultural heritage
Introversion of elders

Present-day adults have not incorporated the past wisdom and heritage of the older generation and so lack a historical context from which to view the present and the future. Without this perspective of a re-enacted and honoured past, people concentrate only on the immediate things of life and have little concept of their own role in the creation of history. They are more interested in the politics of advancement or in the petty annoyances of their jobs than in the more basic question of their role in society.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality Education
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST