Friday, November 9, 2012

Our Brother's Keeper?

Many people who live near the shorelines of New York City and New Jersey have expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the many government workers and ordinary volunteers who pitched in to help those in need following the Hurricane Sandy storm.  Despite this help, many people perished and even more injured. It will take a long time to repair the damage and soften the sorrow.

Many people are discussing just what is our responsibility to care for others.  Is it the Government's problem? Is it citizens' task?  Or, must each of us figure out strategies to care for ourselves and our loved ones? 

What do you think?  Have you faced situations that made your rely on the "kindness of strangers?"  Or, have you been self-sufficient most of your life?  What do you think now. . . especially if  you have arrived at old age?

Please share some of your thinking--along with personal examples--to illustrate your stories.  Global Action on Aging welcomes your contribution to this discussion.  Simply fill in your ideas on our Comments Section.

In the meantime, have a great and trouble-free weekend!

Susanne Paul for Global Action on Aging

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