Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Old age and hard-ships

Although there are a lot of things in this world which make my heart cringe, one particular thing stands out. Its old people. Everyday I travel by bus. And I see old people travelling in the bus. Standing when they aren't lucky enough to get a seat. Old couples sweating out under the scorching sun. These people worked hard all their lives. They went to jobs everyday, provided for their families and worked hard. Why then are they struggling in this part of their life now? Shouldn't they be enjoying their lives sipping coke and doing all those things they wanted to do? A young person works hard in his life. But when he is not capable of working hard, is he supposed to wither away? It should be the duty of the state to take very good care of its senior citizens. They worked hard all their lives, paid taxes and now are forced to live hard lives. Although the state already provides a lot of benefits to them and I know its not possible for the state to provide a chauffeur driven car for every senior citizen. However, we all understand that things can be improved.
Lets forget the economics. Just think about a person who is young now and imagine 30-40 years down the line. Trudging at every step....I don't have any satisfactory answer as of now. Maybe I will get it someday.

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