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Futures of ageing

Gardens and friends

By 18. January 2022No Comments

“…go deep in your self exploration journey. You are your biggest ally through thick and thin.”

#Loneliness
#Independence
#Dependence
#Sidelined
#Carefree

We asked, you answered.

How would you describe yourself?

33 year old, third culture person born in Spain to Argentinian parents and settled in London, working in strategy for advertising but a firm believer that capitalism is hell, trying to dismantle the patriarchy. Gardener and cat lover. Sad Pisces.

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

With best friends in a shared house with space to grow vegetables and plants, enjoying ageing and hating the system

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

My friends and brother just enjoying our company IRL

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

I have a life partner who compliments me but I also enjoy exploring joy with other people

How do you manage to stay mentally and physically fit?

I hike, garden and cycle

How do you afford everyday life in the future?

I try to be self sufficient and have a pension that gets me by but I also share costs with friends

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

To check on my garden and plants and spend time with my animals

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?

Guilt and worry are wasted emotions, so don’t stress about not knowing where life is headed. Just surf through the pain and go deep in your self exploration journey. You are your biggest ally through thick and thin.

– Original version: English –

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