The cartoon above is how the majority of American society views older adults. They are looked at as a group of people who are getting up there in age and don't know much about what going on in life or what issues are being discussed within our nation. This is not true. As we discussed in class today many older adults get out to the polls and vote to make sure their voices are heard. They pay close attention to debates and issues being discussed by potentially elected officials. We can not assume that older adults just sit around staring at microwaves confusing them for T.V.s we have to remember that older adults are still well informed about what is being discussed in our society. Do not write them off.
I came across this meme and it rubbed me the wrong way.
In class we discuss misconception about welfare and this just show what some think that all those who are on welfare do with their benefits. This is not the case for all families on welfare. Memes like this annoy me because the always have a negative command at the end like " Get a job like the rest of us." or " Is this what my taxes are paying for ?" It's really sad as we have come learn many people on welfare benefits do not rely on the benefits for ever. They use them until they are able to get back on their own fit. We have to continue to advocate for these families and help educate people on the misconspetions of welfare and those who recieve benefits.