There has been a bitter saying of late amongst some during these extremely trying times. But these bitter folks also need to realize, learn and appreciate why the elderly have been placed first in the queue, directly after all their essential health services and care providers have received their first packs of vaccines in order to combat the ongoing tide of the next strain of the virus which sadly appears to be spreading rapidly like a raging fire out of control. You must just know that it is not at all nice to be at this age. You would be thinking that now would be the perfect time to rest. Not much to worry about.
Retirement age, what bliss. So many more things to worry about now. So many more ailments, illnesses and diseases. Gallbladder no longer working. Bones breaking like matchsticks. Forgetting things. Dropping things, so many other things besides. Fortunately, all is not lost for the old folks. Gallbladder Surgery rock hill coming through, that’s just one example. What else? So many new cancer treatments coming onto the health services and wellness markets. And so on and so forth. But perhaps part of the bitterness being expressed has been misunderstood. Perhaps this mind set needs to cool down too and let others like yourself be in a position to listen to what was bothering them.
Because what if these old folks actually took care of themselves in younger years when they had a chance to? Would it not have been possible that they could now be avoiding many of the ailments not even mentioned over here. They weren’t complaining back then and let their own excesses and indulgences and privileges bother others. Harsh words indeed but there is an underlying harsh reality.