From Jared Diamond, UCLA professor – about our seniors 

The paragraph below is an excerpt from the article in the link below it.  

Societies also vary in how much they respect their old people — or don’t. In East Asian cultures steeped in a Confucian tradition that places a high value on filial piety, obedience and respect, Diamond said, “it is considered utterly despicable not to take care of your elderly parents.” The same goes for Mediterranean cultures, where multigenerational families live together in the same house — in stark contrast to the United States, “where routinely, old people do not live with their children and it’s a big hassle to take care of your parents even if you want to do it.”

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/jared-diamond-on-aging-150571

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