Shakespeare’s seventh age
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Written by
Sagarika Pandey
October 2009
Contributor
Written by
Sagarika Pandey
October 2009
When I say that a new born is treated with tenderness Less than few would disagree, Old age is second childishness, This, I do not say but is agreed upon by Shakespeare in his seven ages, The love that is bestowed upon a new child, If not experienced by all, Can be felt by all. But what about old age? Does it, also not deserve the same love? And not mere ‘respect’-the thing we now refer to as to describe what some feel about old age or the ones experiencing it, A little less than all have respect for the ones facing old age. One of the justifications I find myself observing, While all show respect to their elders is may be due to the fact that they are rewarding them, Congratulating them of their life, To respect our elders is fine, But accepting the fact that respect is all we owe them is not! To love our elders is refueling, respecting and recognizing them, Recognizing them to the world for the life they have had, Respecting them for the life they have lead, Refueling them for the life forthcoming, The respect alone is not just to them neither is it to their life, Now, think of an elderly person – As a being who needs care as a child, Not as a being with failing body or memory, Because they deserve at times much more than what child does, They deserve care, love and respect too.

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  • Erika

    hmm, what inspired this?