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Old 03-25-2014, 06:05 AM
 
Location: singapore
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It's funny because I think of asian cultures having a greater respect for the elderly than in the west. Maybe because they have to, you see a lot more older people working and contributing to society, whereas old people here and hidden and isolated, reminders of something we prefer to ignore.

As for Asia, maybe it's western biases that are partly responsible for this? Singapore in particular. The government doesn't seem to want to take care of senior citizens either, using confucian family values as an excuse. I think things like being discriminated against in employment happen everywhere. Consumerism and materialism, as well as capitalism, worship youth and vitality.
In Singapore, parents can sue for maintence if the kids do not support their parents ..

I suppose you saw some young punks disrespecting their parents /elders while on the streets in Singapore occasionally ?

To strengthen my point
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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In Singapore, parents can sue for maintence if the kids do not support their parents ..

I suppose you saw some young punks disrespecting their parents /elders while on the streets in Singapore occasionally ?

To strengthen my point
I've see videos, and seen kids being brats when out with their parents. So it's a law you must spend a certain amount to take care of your parents if they cannot support themselves?
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:20 AM
 
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I've see videos, and seen kids being brats when out with their parents. So it's a law you must spend a certain amount to take care of your parents if they cannot support themselves?
As you know the government tries to avoid the responsibility of taking care of the aged when possible.

So if kids do not give parents allowance they can be sued, but how much is acceptable and etc there is no hard and fast rule.. Really case by case basis...

The thing about Harry .. now that he is 90, see netizens spectaculating online whether when he dies will there be a special one day public holiday for mourning..

Tells a lot about how Singapore respects the aged ...
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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As you know the government tries to avoid the responsibility of taking care of the aged when possible.

So if kids do not give parents allowance they can be sued, but how much is acceptable and etc there is no hard and fast rule.. Really case by case basis...

The thing about Harry .. now that he is 90, see netizens spectaculating online whether when he dies will there be a special one day public holiday for mourning..

Tells a lot about how Singapore respects the aged ...
Aged or not I thought he is generally venerated in the lion city?
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:32 AM
 
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Aged or not I thought he is generally venerated in the lion city?
To the older generation and maybe some younger ones..

Up to you whether you want to trust me, I have read comments on FB people just looking forward to a special 1 day holiday that may take place when he dies..

Of course no one knows if that is gonna to take place when lee Kwan yew pass away till it happens
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:38 AM
 
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To the older generation and maybe some younger ones..

Up to you whether you want to trust me, I have read comments on FB people just looking forward to a special 1 day holiday that may take place when he dies..

Of course no one knows if that is gonna to take place when lee Kwan yew pass away till it happens
I don't doubt many resent his almost dynastically run PAP hegemony, but I think most at least acknowledge his great contribution to modern Singapore. It's hard to imagine a Singapore without him.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:34 AM
 
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Psy isn't old. People should be older than 60 or 80 to be described as old.
HK has many popular older non young idol type actors and actresses who are also famous in Singapore.
The younger vs older is all about fans of different age groups.
Pretty sure the older people in Korea are watching the older Koreans more than the young idols.
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Just seeking opinions, do you think there is heavy discrimination against aged people in Asia ?

In Singapore now that our ex leader Lee Kwan Yew is old, people do not care about what he says and his view much..and you can see harsh words from netizens on FB.

In showbiz, Korea idol groups are all young.. Only a few rare exceptions like PSY and Cho Yong Pil do reasonably well..

In Malaysia, see online netizens bashing Mahatair saying he is old and should not make so much comments..Of course these may be just haters, but they use nothing but age as a form of attack.

Just want input from members, are aged people discriminated heavily in Asia ?

In Japan, are the young more valued than the old ?
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