The advancement of science and health services give claim to longevity, a longer span of life.
The first third of life is devoted to development of a socially productive human being through our education processes, the middle portion consists of actual engagement in productive activities, the final third is given over to uselessness.
The first and final portions of life are the most socially expensive. Social health costs and longevity propensities are like two opposing forces coming toward certain collision.
If we don't revise our basic attitudes toward people over 50 and toward their implied non-productivity at later age, our economic structure is bound to collapse.
Society must bare the cost of education of our youth in order to improve life and humanity. Our main task remains that of giving the older portion of the population their deserved rewards and to fulfill their desires to continue to contribute to society.
We must now seek imaginative solutions.