…Considering Their Age
I like to raise questions on this blog, so I am going to raise one now.
Suppose you have a conversation with an older person. At the end of the conversation you find out that person is even older than you expected, lets say 90. This 90-year old was a very sharp, lucid conversationalist. And you remark to another that the 90-year old “did really good, considering their age.”
What just happened here? Did you A) compliment the person, or B) expect too little of the person based solely on the number of years they’ve been around, and in fact suggest a presumed disability?
Just asking. I don’t want anyone thinking I’m extremely touchy on the subject, just wonder what your thoughts are.
Written by treadmarkz
March 1, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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