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    Ageism

    Like the racist and the sexist, the ageist rejects an Other based on a perceived difference. But ageism is singular, because it’s directed at a group that at one point wasn’t the Other—and at a group that the ageist will one day, if all goes well, join. The ageist thus insults his own future self. Karma’s a bitch: the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging reports, “Those holding more negative age stereotypes earlier in life had significantly steeper hippocampal volume loss and significantly greater accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques.” Ageists become the senescent figures they once abhorred.
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...I4MTIzNzc2NAS2

    The article is pretty long, but can be skimmed.
    This is especially for She Who Will Not Be Named.
    (who will most likely not read it, nor the complete excerpt here)
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    What goes around comes around. Cosmic justice.
    Just when you have the answers, the questions change.

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    A belief results in neurological degradation over time?





    Some old things are lovely..
    Warm still with the life of forgotten men who made them.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhoffa_X View Post
    A belief results in neurological degradation over time?
    I think it reflects a rigid mindset rather than just one belief.
    Just when you have the answers, the questions change.

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    So believing a specific series of things results in physical damage to the brain?





    Some old things are lovely..
    Warm still with the life of forgotten men who made them.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhoffa_X View Post
    So believing a specific series of things results in physical damage to the brain?
    IMHO, people who tend to be harsh/inflexible in their mindset often experience some level of age related cognitive decline. I question whether the actual beliefs are the cause rather than an inability to adapt to any opinion other than their own.
    Just when you have the answers, the questions change.

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    I'm not a doctor or anything, but even to me this sounds a little sketchy..





    Some old things are lovely..
    Warm still with the life of forgotten men who made them.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhoffa_X View Post
    I'm not a doctor or anything, but even to me this sounds a little sketchy..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhoffa_X View Post
    I'm not a doctor or anything, but even to me this sounds a little sketchy..
    Theories are a funny thing...

    Oddly enough, I looked up ageism the other day.

    http://www.apa.org/monitor/may03/fighting.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTA View Post


    Welcome to prog/lib "thinking".
    Do you have or need reading classes?
    Do you have anything worthwhile to add to the subject, or is it your intentions per usual to post nonsensical horseshit?
    Being as this is about the behavior shown to those who may be older than you... (Really, they're not but whatever). In turn, you are cutting yourself down because you are or will be in that age bracket.
    Wow. That took alot.
    Add Edit: The article is seems medically based. I wouldn't know, and don't want to know about neuros or anything like it. I prefer the psychologically based.

    Of course, PTA doesn't care not have anything to add to this post either.

    Surprised?! Not at all.
    Last edited by lala; 11-14-2017 at 12:22 PM.

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