Each of us will have certain expectations about life as an older person. Our attitudes towards and knowledge of ageing can influence our desire and ability to plan ahead.
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One way to blank out the world is to de-clutter, and downstairs, 25 years of papers awaited the shredder. Up first, old letters, some humbling, others hateful. I’d written a column for the Listener which upset those who, to put it mildly, disliked Jews - and the confluence of dog-eared hate mail along with the slaughter in a Pittsburgh synagogue was disturbing. Worse was to come. The Otago Daily Times reported a racist taunt aimed at a Southland Philipino family visiting Wellington. A woman greeted them by saying: ‘This country is for white people only…" So 1950s, but then racism, like rust, never sleeps.
is what makes you recognise a mistake when you do it again.