Have you experienced “Ageism,” a set of stereotypes, prejudices and discriminatory behaviours based on age? The younger person gets treated first at the check out counter; someone speaks to you more slowly or louder as if you cannot hear or cannot mentally process quickly; someone helps you with your purchases being taken out to the car. Ever had any of these things happen to you? There is a difference between common courtesy and someone treating you as a lesser person, a senior. You can tell the difference.
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