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Futures of ageing

Changing the system

By 13. January 2022No Comments

“Get organized! Never give up the fight, but take some time for yourself and allow yourself to rest.”


We asked, you answered.

How would you describe yourself?

31, white, female, communist, grown up in the countryside, living in Berlin

Imagine you are 72, 80 or even 99 years old: How and with whom do you live together?

In a self-organized house project, where comrades and friends look after each other but respect their privacy

Who are the most important people in your life and how do you spend time with them?

Friends and comrades, maybe our children

What is your sex and love life like in the future?

A partnership with deep emotional connection, that can be adjusted to our needs as we change over time

How do you manage to stay mentally and physically fit?

Physically: A regular practise of yoga on my own, shared workouts, long walks and hiking with friends and comrades.

Mentally: Reading magazines, newspapers, books and discussing politics.

How do you afford everyday life in the future?

I can afford everything I need with my pension

In the future, what do you get up for in the morning?

Changing the system

If you had to tell a young friend about all the things you’ve done right while ageing and would thus recommend to them… What would they be?

Get organized! Never give up the fight, but take some time for yourself and allow yourself to rest.

– Original version: English –

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