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"ELDERly. Why do some cultures have elders but others have elderly?" Got any more ideas for words-within-words to help everyone see the person not the label? Inspired by Igniting Change...
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Glad you are thinking about this now that I'm 63. ^_^
Well in Australia we have neither.
Just old farts, Geriatrics, Cronies

Just because one part doesn't work, doesn't mean none of it does.
I'd venture a guess it's because most elderly worked a 9-5 factory job and they didn't grow and learn things they didn't become sources of knowledge wisdom and experience like some others did. There are some really wise smart clever elders but we don't have the local community interaction that creates social connections.

Smart people find elders or mentors or peers to learn from.
Elders can be young. In churches they are the controlling board.
Are none of you reading the post heading?
Elders are seen as wise leaders, and elderly are seen as old people needing support from family and friends.
You are in existence..that is the reason why you are important..tags are for products and we are not products..
ELDERly is a brilliant concept and having my good mate Derek H. on board is SUPER AWESOME!! Kudos Sir Richard.

In my culture deep in the South Pacific, we have elders. Wellsprings of knowledge, wisdom and our connections to our past. Everyone's history is invaluable, it is our roots, our rudder guiding us into the future.

Bless all ELDERS. One love.

IDEA: interview the elders, record their message and share across the world via the web. Tie this into a rich tapestry of wisdom and people will be able to see the common ties that bind all of us while appreciating the differences. It's all love.
AGEism, a sign of the times. Like measuring distance with time and time with light. 
Because some of them act like elders and some act like they're just elderly.
Age has wisdom,which is why I look up to the elderly!
The award-winning artist and journalist Pat Leidl coined the term "the Patrix" implying the patriarchal matrix of authority that now runs a male dominated culture. This now super corporatized under the 1886 legal fictional fraud of Corporate Personhood, under Skull and Bones Judge Morrison R Waite.

Under a more balanced tribal democracy of the Iroquois Confederacy, that inspired Thomas Jefferson and the American Constitutional Republic, women, especially elder grandmothers, represented a matriarchal matrix, whose responsibility was to provide checks and balance against the male pathological drive for power, militarism, and dominance, without regard to the greater interests of community, and the long term health of Humanity and the planet.

We now live in the super Patrix of globalized Corporate Person corporation cartels, where fiat money, super collateratalized synthetic derivatives of digital algorithmic processes of usury, are now crushing Portugal, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Greece, in a contagion about to knock our nations further into a Great Depression.

The Overcorruption of population "Corporate Person" corporations on the planet, driven by the pathological obsession for inordinate wealth and power, leveraged by legal fiction fraud, is now killing economies, and the planet, more than so-called Overpopulatiion of real human beings.

10 billion humans, with a different Civilization Operating System, hardware and cultural, could probably sustain more lightly on the Earth than our networked civilizations currently - if we can move away from the frauds of Corporate Personhood, that now push Humanity to the wastage of financial, technological and social capital, through the US Military Industrial Complex corporate cartel, and Federal Reserve government protected private Financial Industrial Complex.

Our super globalization rigged market capitalism under a new pathological regime of unaccountable super Class A Shareholder power, has now become a cancerous extension the legal fictional fraud of Corporate Personhood, driven by a "Patrix" of Robber Barons, acting as a new aristocracy of unaccountable corporate power aided and abetted by government monopoly and legal collusion.

This is the collusion of corporate-and-government "elite" interest Mussolini described as "corporatism" or fascism.

It is this viral meme, of unaccountable power and monopoly centralization of of power, in super corporate Pyramid hierarchy global corporate monopolies that is pushing our civilization towards collapse.

"You are all on the Indian Reservation now," says the First Nations Russell Means. The reservation system invented by the British Government and the powerful East India Company corporate empire.

This happened because the wise elders were not listened to.

Global technocratic corporate neo feudalism is coming next, as we all see, in nations across the planet. This will bring civilization collapse. It is economically, ecologically and evolutionarily non-adaptive.
jalani hidup dengan apa yang telah digariskan.,.

sesungguhnya itula jalan yang tepat yang tuhan berikan.,.
Statuesque Prince Charles wings it as world’s saviour on Brazil trip

Published on Thursday 7 March 2002 00:00

A REMOTE Brazilian town in the Amazon is honouring the Prince of Wales with a bronze statue that depicts him as a winged hero "saving the world" in little more than a loin cloth.

A slightly taken-aback Prince Charles, who was visiting the Cangacu research station in the heart of the rainforest as part of a two-day tour of Brazil, was presented with an 18-inch-high model of the statue yesterday.

With the permission of the prince, a full-size statue will be erected in a square named in his honour in Palmas, the capital of the Tocantins state.

Maurico Bentes, the artist, has moulded his subject with small, pinned-back ears and bulging pectorals but has used internet pictures of the prince to capture facial characteristics.

Prince Charles declared himself "touched" and "deeply amazed" when handed the miniature version of the statue, which he entrusted to his equerry for the journey out of the jungle.

The statue shows him reaching out with his arms, as if offering comfort. At its feet is a mass of human bodies, one of whom is downing a bottle of wine.

Earlier, Prince Charles joined in the samba with bikini-clad dancers at a community centre in Sao Joao de Meriti , an impoverished suburb north of Rio.
No matter what you call elders/eldery, they hold the memories of the past, the wisdom we had better listen to (or relive it), and we as beings on this planet (beyond age) should share with our children. They have seen it all from a brilliant and real perspective. respect.
I really don't know. Cultures are different around the world.
I believe some cultures have both. Elderly for the senior citizens and elders that volunteer as leaders in a church.
wISdom; what is..
WEalth; is not created by one alone...
PROsperity; to be pro-active in life...

In his book,"Physics of the Future", Michio Kaku stated that the key to the future is wisdom.If this is the case,who has more capability than the older generation.Beverly McCaffrey.
the tag elderly tends to mean those that may seem to appear frail of mind or body and may not have the capaciity to be possible leaders, wheras elders tends to be those with wisdom and leadership. It's a great pity that the ederly, in all guises have wisdom that is being greatly ignored. The "PC" world has pushed them away and not allow them to assist and guide . So each generation, the wisdom is being lost, in its place arrogance, stupidity and the ability to bully those who don't have the true commodities of the future, money and through that power. Ever seen a poor powerful person ?
Elderly is an adjective and elder is a noun. I'd rather be an elderly anything than an elder. I would hate for my age to be such a significant part of my identity that it becomes my noun.
+Louis Comerford , depends on what you call powerful. There have been those in history with little personal means but great influence.
We are a nation that chooses to dispose of our Elders...most other cultures keep there parents and grand parents at home as part of the family unit until death.
Elders are group of people of influence, full of wisdom that we looked-up too and are great leaders. They shares ideas, issues and experience to younger generations while elderly are people who shared ideas, issues and laugh at their own experiences among themselves, more of what they encountered during their younger years.
So your saying that although slow and dagerous behind the wheel, old people still really do serve a purpose?
Genius.. Someone who is good at getting the magic GENI out of the bottle and sharing it with all of US... sounds a bit like you Richard :)
Here's another one that so many seem to miss and seems to couse so much angst. Unless you are indigenous to the country in which you live "Immigrant" = I'M a MIGRANT... maybe we can start to open up to each other a little more?
Ted Guy
i am older and wiser i hope
I'm b*gg*r*d if I can understand the word analyse - also, why doesn't Google understand the way I spell analyze!
Well, I am an old guy, but I am living well. Go to the gym regular like so I think elderly is an attitude of the mind.!
I am the alpha male in my family.
i like the old term senior citizens.
Nick Byford is correct, very few have actually addressed the question Sir Richard is asking, 'our world inside out, see the person not the label' has any one come up with words within words to help people achieve this? Forgive me if I misinterpret you Junior Preece but it sounds like you are judging the person by the label. Some billionaires do care what people think, and I believe Sir Richard is one of them. He puts his money where his mouth is, he cares about the destruction of wales, the preservation of our climate, he cares about poverty and disabled, and the destruction caused by drugs, and he gets out there and does something about it. I might not always share his opinions as to how to fix things but I admire the fact that he has a go, and although he isn't an Aussie, he has the true Aussie spirit of having a go.
When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.
Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.

One nurse took her copy to Melbourne. The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas editions of magazines around the country and appearing in mags for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this 'anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.

Cranky Old Man

What do you see nurses? . . .. . .What do you see?
What are you thinking .. . when you're looking at me?
A cranky old man, . . . . . .not very wise,
Uncertain of habit .. . . . . . . .. with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food .. . ... . . and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice . .'I do wish you'd try!'
Who seems not to notice . . .the things that you do.
And forever is losing . . . . . .. . . A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not . . . ... lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding . . . .The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking?. .Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse .you're not looking at me.
I'll tell you who I am . . . . .. As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, .. . . . as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of Ten . .with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .. . . .. . who love one another
A young boy of Sixteen . . . .. with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now . . .. . . a lover he'll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty . . . heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows .. .. .that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now . . . . .I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide . . . And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty . .. . . . . My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . .. With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons .. .have grown and are gone,
But my woman is beside me . . to see I don't mourn.
At Fifty, once more, .. ...Babies play 'round my knee,
Again, we know children . . . . My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me . . . . My wife is now dead.
I look at the future ... . . . . I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing .. . . young of their own.
And I think of the years . . . And the love that I've known.
I'm now an old man . . . . . . .. and nature is cruel.
It's jest to make old age . . . . . . . look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles .. .. . grace and vigour, depart.
There is now a stone . . . where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass . A young man still dwells,
And now and again . . . . . my battered heart swells
I remember the joys . . . . .. . I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and living . . . . . . . life over again.
I think of the years, all too few . . .. gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact . . . that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people .. . . . .. . . open and see.
Not a cranky old man .
Look closer . . . . see .. .. . .. .... . ME!!
+Martin Ramsey
beautiful, thank you Martin, i want to share your post with my FB friends and family - it needs to be seen, read, digested and remembered, and as we don't have his name, he must be remembered as Everyman, like the Unknown Soldier - bless him and may he rest in peace, loved and admired. appreciated and respected. Thank you so much for posting this story, and the poem!
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