Should elders be forced to the sidelines?
“At the turn of the 20th century,” wr ites Cheryl Petersen, author of 21st Century Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. “the concept of retirement emerged. Like weeds in a garden, older people were being removed from the workforce to accommodate the burgeoning industrial age which required the quickness and agility of the younger generation. After World War II, when soldiers returned to the United States needing jobs, those over 65-years of age were expected to move over. Retirement became an industry, and within two generations, society’s consciousness had adjusted to the indoctrination that retirement is desirable, even deserved. But the axiom, to work is to live still pulls clout and some rethinking is beneficial.”