Essay on Is Old Age a Curse??

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UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLGY
NEYYATTINKARA CENTRE
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Is old age a curse???
SEMINAR REPORT -2010

SUBMITTED BY, AJIN.A.S.THAMPY S5, B.SC CS
ROLL NO : 3

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Dear warm-hearted stranger,
I am an 83-year-old man and my wife is 70 years old. We had one daughter, who didn’t find enough space in her home to dump us. I am saying 'had' because although she is alive and doing very well, we are dead for her.

We really worked hard making ends meet to give our daughter the best. In turn she along with her husband left us on the railway platform. With no shelter, no home, no food, and no money, those were the
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It is these parents who at times wander out of their homes or are thrown out. Some dump their old parents or grandparents in old-age homes and don't even come to visit them anymore. Delhi has nearly 11 lakh senior citizens but there are only 4 governments' run homes for them and 31 by NGOs, private agencies and charitable trusts. The facilities are lacking in government run homes.
Taking care of the old is increasingly becoming a threat to the younger generation. In our present-day society, where money is the measure of everything, the elderly are looked upon as an economic liability and a social burden.

The prospect of loneliness often accompanies the process of aging. In fact, many old people, unable to bear this loneliness, commit suicide, and many are clamoring for the right to die rather than be forced to live with the indignities and hopelessness of old age. Aging also hardens the likes and dislikes of a person—his or her prejudices, perceptions, and value judgments that refuse to acknowledge the reality of aging.
Many people get extremely panicky when they become old. In their earlier years, they never paused to think of this inevitability and now they are emotionally ill prepared to accept the fact. They become fearful and depressed. Old age has become a widespread social problem in our time. Improvement in diet, technology, and medicine has increased the longevity of a person. People are living much longer than ever before. 'The Census Bureau

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