Aging is happening to everyone all the time and that is where my assumptions and stereotypes begin. I often consider aging to only affect me after I turn sixty-five and have noticeable wrinkles on my face, but I am constantly aging everyday. I think I learned this assumption from school, work and also just from the general community. It is often brought to attention that aging is a negative occurrence and once an individual is sixty-five they get discounts and treated differently. I believe I have taken that into consideration when making my assumption that aging only occurs at age sixty-five and on leading myself to believe getting wrinkles and becoming old is only with age. Another stereotype I have created about aging is that older people do not know how to use technology. I believe this assumption has developed because I have seen my p...
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...dred who discussed their views on aging, I categorized them as “not old” because they were all so full of live and had an amazing attitude towards aging (Dr. C. Phillips, Personal Connection, March 14, 2016).
Therefore, I have established multiple stereotypes about aging after reading the selected readings and class discussion. In addition, I believe I follow the successful aging theory and with a positive attitude and a healthy, active diet I will live a long and happy life. I understand there are two distinct types of old people and I distinguished which I believe to be. When looking further into these conclusions, I realized most of my assumptions and realizations have formulated from within my family. Therefore, my family impacts my assumptions and my theoretical views on life immensely and I now understand where and why I have these assumptions about aging.
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