can you imagine a country full of aging people? describe your imagination!

China
November 23, 2010 6:57am CST
The world population growed extremely first during the last two centuries. Now our congested planet are facing all kinds of problems such as the exhaustion of resources,the greenhouse effect and so on. People have to fight for the limited resources and live under fierce competition and heavy pressure. Therefore, more and more people choose not to have kids. With time goes on, the aging population will becoming dominant in most of the countries. Can you imagine the day when your country is crowded with aging people? Give a description of your imagination!
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@louievill (19680)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
So hard for me to imagine that, if you come or had been to the Philippines, you will notice that it is almost all small children, young people teenagers, and young adults, maybe they out number old people 5,000 to one or maybe more (do not know exact stats though)
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• China
23 Nov 10
Then the Philippines must be a very lucky country. Now in my country, I can already see the influence of dominant aging people. After the adoption of one-child policy, in nowadays Chinese family, there is often one kid surrounded by six adults:grandmas,grandpas, father and mother. It seems that the "only kid" is extremely happy for he or she is loved and cared for by 6 adults. However, the truth is that these kids also have to support all the family elders in the future. It is a heavy burden in a society like China where the social welfare still needs to be improved.
• United States
23 Nov 10
Yeah that's the way how exactly looks like. If in a family of 6 and there is only one child. these child have to start working as early on his age because by the time he reached at the prime age he is already financially stable to take care of the old parents!
@sachii315 (489)
• Japan
23 Nov 10
Hi Susanayako1988! This seems to be the problem of my country now. If you happen to visit Japan, you may notice that children are relatively fewer. As people grow older, the next younger generation seems to be very few. Most couples choose not to have children, some wants to stay single and others are too pre-occupied by their jobs. I'm afraid time comes we'll be facing extinction here.
• United States
23 Nov 10
well maybe the cost of living is extremely higher than the skyrocket that's why this people just stay to where they think they can only survived. But I guess, they too want a family. who want to live life by himself..? die alone and no one cares? nobody, right?
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
Well,i can imagine a world with people holding each other's hands. Imagine a world full of aged people,crossing the streets will take half an hour because of being slow walker. And,you don't need to worry about hit and run because all the drivers are much slower too (can't see the road clearly hahaha) Much with the fastfoods...imagine oldies being crews,cooks,and etc,fasfoods will be changed to what then?...slow food services?,slow food chains Just imagine the world in a slow motion. Have a good day
• United States
23 Nov 10
I guess that would be great if the world is in slow motion..so just like " take your time grandma.." perhaps less stress..but if you are impatient..you will die early with hypertension..
23 Nov 10
You seem to forget it wasnt a child who gave birth to you or looked after and fed you when you were helpless. Acually in many western countries the population is decreasing and not increasing, mainly because people live longer and the cost of bringing up a child. In some countries too there are systems in place that means a child does not have to look after his elders. They have paid all their working lives for a pension to live on when they can no longer work.
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
23 Nov 10
Many countries is having the problem of an aging population and your scenario will come true one day. What would my description then? I guess it will be pretty normal as this is a gradual process and by the time we reach that state, we would have been well "conditioned".
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
23 Nov 10
It is going to happen. Everyone gets older. What I wish is that elderly and aging were treated with more respect, than as a nuisance. Seems we all forget sooner or later we will all be there.
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
I see it as less wholesome and more serious. There should be a balanced amount of age groups to make the world itself balanced. Seriousness can be too much and it's great to once in a while have some fun.
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
Hmmm, this is nice discussion. yes here in the Philippines there are more young people than old people. I imagine a place where only old folks live, I think it's kind of weird and fun too and very slow and lots of wrinkled faces too. Anyways, there will only be old people those who are still healthy looking out for each other. I think there would be less crime since the old folks can't do some fast running trying to catch or trying to avoid arrest. Then there are more respectful people walking the earth daily and taking time to talk with each other and reminiscing about their past and laughing about it. I think it would be happy. But I think too that there will be longing of someone younger who can take care of them and spoil maybe.