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Futures of ageing

Pro cats, contra patriarchy

By 20. June 2022No Comments

“My pension will probably be quite small, but maybe I’ll invent something cool in my 40s and will live off the proceeds of that.”

#Confidence
#Experience
#LaughLines
#UncertainClimate
#BeingMoreRelaxed

We asked, you answered.

How would you describe yourself?

35 years old, cis, white, German potato but always curious to learn about other cultures, never had a pet but loves cats and dogs, single and not sad about it, bisexual, cardio queen, introvert trapped in the body of an extrovert, Rampensau

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

Alone with lots of cats or in a hippie-esque senior community

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

My friends and my brother

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

I’m very content without having a partner and sex isn’t that important to me

How do you manage to stay mentally and physically fit?

Physical activity, creating cool performing arts stuff, volunteering for a charity, reading all the stuff I didn’t have the time for when I was younger (philosophy and Marx)

How do you afford everyday life in the future?

Good question, I have no idea. My pension will probably be quite small, but maybe I’ll invent something cool in my 40s and will live off the proceeds of that.

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

The idea that I could spend my day however I choose independent of a job and their restrictions.

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?

Don’t ever get too dependent on somebody else. You are more capable and resilient than you might think. Don’t ever lose yourself to satisfy somebody else. Also, fuck the patriachy.

– Original version: English –

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