30 Somethings & Age: A Generation Of Denial

30 Somethings & Age: A Generation Of Denial
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Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 21 july 2008

There’s an interesting essay on the Guardian’s ‘Comments Are Free’ site by John Harris who looks at the impact of the thirty-something generation behavior on both today’s aged and the prospects of their own old age. Harris argues that the poor attention older people get in the UK has a lot to do with thirty somethings being wrapped up in their obsession of youth (or “middle youth”). They simply can’t and won’t deal with the retired and old. But the paradox is, that despite their disinterest in older generations, this generation’s lack of savings will mean that they will be dependent on the help from a more caring generation of thirty somethings when they hit old age.

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