“It’s not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. It’s ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves — and each other. Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. ‘Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured,’ she says. ‘It is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all.'”
So begins the introduction to a TED Talk by Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism and a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age.
It’s definitely worth 11:38 minutes of your viewing time.