Aging may be inevitable, but ageism doesn’t have to be. Some people engage in ageist thinking or behavior without understanding that they are discriminating against their future selves, warns activist and blogger Ashton Applewhite. Improve your future, as well as that of your workplace or community, with this illuminating, witty lecture, which getAbstract recommends to HR professionals, health advocates, economists and anyone planning on a long life.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why nobody is “born ageist,”
- Why age bias develops,
- What popular myths about aging endure today,
- Why everyone has a personal stake in challenging ageism, and
- What the individual and social benefits of ending ageism look like.
About the Speaker
Activist and blogger Ashton Applewhite is the author of the book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.