Thursday, July 3, 2014
A Unique Invitation into an Aging Society
Yes...in 2018 Korea is expected to reach an era of an aging society where more and more people attain longer longevity and life expectancy, which means that the number of senior ..and very very senior citizens increases.
The other day, I found this unique public service advertisement endorsed by the Seoul Metro. Here is how it is roughly translated-->
Whose seats are the reserved seats?
A 70-year-old-looking man is giving a seat to an 80-year-looking man.
The 80-year-old man waived his hands saying no.
A 70-year-old-looking woman standing nearby
thinking that one should not ignore one's act of kindness
pushing the 80-year-old-looking man into the reserved seat.
A spectacle of thoughtful act among senior citizens themselves,
is a likely circumstance in an ageing society
whose senior citizens keep on increasing in number.
Reserved seats are, indeed, our reserved seats in the future.
As of 2013, senior citizens covered 12.2% of the population and...
by 2018......the dawn of an ageing society.