Food

People can seem more racist as they get older, but it’s not simply a case of ‘being from a different time’

older ladyDe Visu / Shutterstock

Research has shown there is greater prejudice among older adults.
This is often dismissed as older people being “from a different time,” but this is not the whole story.
As we get older, certain parts of our brain shrink, making us less inhibited.
So older people may just be saying things they wouldn’t normally say.
In other cases, they may have just always been that way.
It’s up to the people close to the elderly to decide whether their remarks are meant maliciously or not.

It’s become something of a national meme in the UK that 97-year-old Prince Philip might say something culturally insensitive when he’s out in public. Similarly, people may find their grandparents say more unpalatable things as they get older.

These remarks are brushed off because older people “are from a different time,” and “it’s a different world to the one they grew up in.” But while this may be partially true, it’s not the full story.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

NOW WATCH: Why pandas are the most overrated animals on the planet

See Also:

Brain stimulation could zap out violent and criminal thoughts, according to new researchPeople with less money may be more likely to share their wealth than the rich, according to a new studyYour chances of living longer are better once you reach 105 — further evidence that humans may not have reached their age limit yet

SEE ALSO: Scientists have found an exciting new clue about how ‘super-agers’ stay sharp as they age


Read more: feedproxy.google.com

Related Post

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

To Top