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Jared Diamond:
How societies can grow old better

TED2013 · 18:11 · Filmed Mar 2013
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There's an irony behind the latest efforts to extend human life: It's no picnic to be an old person in a youth-oriented society. Older people can become isolated, lacking meaningful work and low on funds. In this intriguing talk, Jared Diamond looks at how many different societies treat their elders — some better, some worse — and suggests we all take advantage of experience.

Civilization scholar
Jared Diamond investigates why cultures prosper or decline — and what we can learn by taking a broad look across many kinds of societies. Full bio
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