http://hubpages.com/family/genuine-respect-for-old-aged-people-in-african-tradition Rather get to old age in Africa - and feel special! growing old in Africa and getting the traditional respect hubpages.com I wish I could live my final years out in culture where I wouldn't be shoved into a corner and ignored. It would be wonderful to be seen as a person who could be sought for consul by younger people. It would be even more wonderful for them to see my long years as a source to better understanding of life's experiences. It's terrible how white western culture mistreats older men and women. As soon as the bloom of youth falls away whites begin their typical put downs complaints and requests for all the "old goats and hags to get lost and stay out of sight! Sadly blacks mimic their poor bias attitudes and behavior towards their elders. But not so with Africans. I am so proud that they haven't been affected by the American horrific disease named "ageism." So proud the they have the mental strength to turn away another form of the white man's hate. If I could live out my later years among them it would be like existing in "Eden"