Evolution does not favor the elderly—or so it appears. Survival of the individual is irrelevant once reproduction is complete.
This is a good reason to delay childbearing.
Aging is more common in captive animals than wild—most wild animals get knocked off by predators before they have a chance to discover the joys of aging. Aging is a common malady among our kind. This must mean that the species Homo sapiens lives in captivity.
But aging—I must remind myself—is not a disease. It is a process of change, and change in itself is neither good nor bad. It simply is.
Isn’t it redundant to say that someone died of old age—shouldn’t we say simply that they died of age?
Ody shuffles down the hall and stops at the doorway of the office, peering in at me with brown eyes made opaque by age. He doesn’t come all the