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The Ageing World by Anil K. Bagchi

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CHAPTER 4

The Aged in the Greying World

‘But worst of all’, said the little boy, ‘it seems grown ups don’t pay attention to me’. And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.I know what you mean’, said the little old man.

“The Little Boy and the Old Man”

Quoted from A Light in the Attic By Silverstein1

RETIREMENT

The retirement concept is comparatively new. In earlier days men never retired, they dropped down dead while working, and that was considered normal. Women of course never retired; they always had their kitchen, around which the family grew. Moreover, in village fields there were always diverse chores to do that did not satisfy any work-study norm, and thus men and women, young and old, could all make themselves useful. Most jobs ...

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