OVERVIEW TO THE ELDERLY AND AGEING WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF DIVIDING/BEING DIVIDED PHENOMENONS

Abstract

Author(s): Derya BAYRI MENG?LL?

Temporality is the source of a kind of anxiety which continues lifelong. As Kierkegaard expressed, the consciousness of temporality increases the rate of anxiety during spending years in a world carrying hopes. Anxiety may decrease in places where people understand each other. However, we see that in changing social, political and economic conditions “understanding” does not appear to be a structural characteristic or a condition of human existence; that, on the contrary, it takes shape as affirmation reduced to a simple, technicalmaterial current of communication. The reason for this can be searched in the phenomenon of being divided and/or dividing. It attracts attentions that ageing people are forced to adapt to the lifes which is surrounded by activity of dividing. It may be asked with astonishment as to what kind of a relation can ageing have to being divided which is a mathematical or biological term; but when a short historical analysis is made concerning socio-economic changes, it can be observed that being divided influences the individual and her/his attitude towards ageing. In this paper, with a brief philosophical reading, answers shall be tried to be provided to fundamental questions as to what manner of being divided is experienced throughout the historical process, what the impact of such a division is on existence and how this process surrounds ageing people.

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