Age & Aging: Crash Course Sociology #36

  • Published on Dec 4, 2017
  • People are getting older - not just in the individual sense, but the human population itself. Today we’re going to explore those shifting patterns and their implications. We’ll go over the biological, psychological, and cultural aspects of aging, including some of the particular challenges that older individuals face.
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    References:
    Sociology by John J. Macionis, 15th edition (2014)
    UN World Population Prospects, 2015 Revision esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/publications/files/key_findings_wpp_2015.pdf
    Demographic Trends in the 20th Century, US Census www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/censr-4.pdf
    2010 Census Shows Nation's Population is Aging www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn147.html
    The Decline in US Fertility, Population Reference Bureau www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2014/2014-world-population-data-sheet/us-fertility-decline-factsheet.aspx
    National Vital Statistics Report, CDC www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_01.pdf
    Percent of U.S. Adults 55 and Over with Chronic Conditions, CDC www.cdc.gov/nchs/health_policy/adult_chronic_conditions.htm
    Facts for Features: Older Americans Month: May 2017, US Census www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2017/cb17-ff08.html
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Comments • 244

  • Rogue Slushy
    Rogue Slushy Month ago

    My favorite part about age:
    "Wow you can do that when you're so young. You got a bright future!"
    "You're doing that just now? You're so slow. Get a life!"

  • Jeffrey Holder
    Jeffrey Holder Month ago

    Aging may not always provide wisdom, but it certainly provides perspective. Youth may be wasted on the young, but retirement can also lay waste to the old. Everyone knows or has heard of the man who retires around 65 and is dead within 24 months. Why is that? One factor may be social isolation, another may be a lack of self-worth.
    If you define yourself by your job (I'm a teacher or doctor or plumber), retirement may cause a loss of identity or purpose. Volunteering or working part-time may help both of these, and learning new things daily, I believe, helps to keep your mind young.
    Age discrimination in the workforce is real and it is a shame; we need experienced workers to pass on their knowledge to the next generations.

  • Samantha Morphew
    Samantha Morphew Month ago +1

    "Every second you're sitting there surfing the internet, you're getting one second older." *K I didn't ask for an existential crisis.*

  • Doctorcardio Paul
    Doctorcardio Paul Month ago

    Just came here to see if Hank was about.
    He isn't :C

  • Igor Stanev
    Igor Stanev 2 months ago +1

    I haven't seen such a beautiful and smart woman in the same time before.

  • Paul Keefer
    Paul Keefer 2 months ago

    I'll likely work into my 70's, assuming civilization hasn't collapsed by then!

  • Ggdivhjkjl
    Ggdivhjkjl 2 months ago +1

    Societies with birthrates under 1.8 children/women either collapse or get destroyed. To help your society avoid this fate, have lots of children, at least five.

  • TheHunterWolf
    TheHunterWolf 2 months ago

    Finally a good vid in the series, you handled the subject quite well and were quite accurate, scientific and objective, wish all the vids in this series were like this one, we don't talk enough about the subject of aging and elderly people and the problems they face.
    Strange thing though, i know you are focusing on USA most of the time but i expected you to bring up Japan and at least compare it with the USA since their aging population phenomena is far ahead for everyone else, they are having very low birth rates and also very low death rates, compounded by how hard it is for legal refugees to settle in Japan the country as a whole is getting very old very fast ... it would have been interesting if you also looked into all the ways the Japanese gov tried to solve the problem and haven't had much success so far.

  • oldcowbb
    oldcowbb 2 months ago

    age IS binary, old or young

  • ASMinfise
    ASMinfise 2 months ago

    I want to nail her...

  • Sara Rabbermann
    Sara Rabbermann 2 months ago

    All the gerontologists in the house got excited when this popped up in their feed

  • mrscary3105
    mrscary3105 2 months ago

    Whoever this woman is, she is stunning.
    (Saposexuals wild dream)

  • Zachary Hancock
    Zachary Hancock 2 months ago

    Have enjoyed this course, though I think there was a missed opportunity to introduce Peter Medawar's theory of senescence here.

  • Telleryn
    Telleryn 2 months ago

    Older people aren't considered a complete burden in hunter-gatherer societies, grandparents are very useful for looking after kids so that their parents can keep doing useful things

  • Charlie Castillo
    Charlie Castillo 2 months ago

    Gerontocracy: pretty much the US Congress right now

  • Alexander Watt
    Alexander Watt 2 months ago

    This is a great overview of the topic! I’m so happy crash course is covering aging, which is often an ignored topic and demographic.

  • Conner Fields
    Conner Fields 2 months ago

    1. I think Crash Course Sociology would be better if you pushed the 10 minute limit to 13 minutes at least 2. I love this course, but you should discuss Sociology of Food at some point.

  • The Biscuits
    The Biscuits 2 months ago +2

    I identify as old

  • dseanm21
    dseanm21 2 months ago

    She just has that Triggering Feminist Voice lol but great video

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  • Timothy McLean
    Timothy McLean 2 months ago

    For consideration of how a LACK of aging can affect a society, please consult your local science fiction channel. (Isaac Arthur is usually the gold standard for this kind of thing, but he doesn't really do sociology beyond vague brainstorming and debunking knee-jerk reactions.)

  • Supreme Commander
    Supreme Commander 2 months ago

    I like your bangle eyeglass

  • xrcrx ftfghjg
    xrcrx ftfghjg 2 months ago

    how would this young lady know about aging...

  • Nevermore
    Nevermore 2 months ago

    Low birth rates is why people in general are getting older. Only Japan is actually working to find a way to raise birth rates in developed countries and they are finding a cure and gradually raising their birth rates so dumb countries that haven't made any effort to finding a cure to low birth rates can adopt these ways to save themselves from extinction.

  • Julesdoesstuff
    Julesdoesstuff 2 months ago

    Trending! Woo!

  • ViralEd
    ViralEd 2 months ago

    This is such a great video, I make similar videos that are slightly shorter and concise about science and health concepts. If you have time have a gander 😊

  • joy gangmei
    joy gangmei 2 months ago +2

    Could you speak abit slower?

    • Nevermore
      Nevermore 2 months ago

      She does speak too quickly and pronounces several words together without any pause in between as if they are one word. There are English subtitles though if you need them.

  • Grapefruit
    Grapefruit 2 months ago

    How timely, my college soc class is going over the Aging chapter rn.

  • Adam Dickinson
    Adam Dickinson 2 months ago +1

    Should we punish everyone with a payroll tax just because a small fraction of the population won’t save for retirement.

  • TheNobody1312
    TheNobody1312 2 months ago +1

    Damn! Shark teeth

  • Pipe2DevNull
    Pipe2DevNull 2 months ago +1

    "I'm not scared of dying
    And I, don't really care
    If it's peace you find in dying
    Well then, let the time be near"
    - Laura Nyro (deceased)

  • B_Potassio
    B_Potassio 2 months ago

    there is a clear lack of alt-right "scientists" on the comments, huh

    • Comic Drake
      Comic Drake 2 months ago

      I think they finally gave up. :P

  • Luna Mittens
    Luna Mittens 2 months ago

    You live in North America you spell it aging not ageing witch the rest of world spells it that way I am confused

  • Francisco Rodriguez
    Francisco Rodriguez 2 months ago

    Youth is wasted on the young.

  • Elijah Lane
    Elijah Lane 2 months ago +1

    You're not Hank Green, what happened

  • Rozen
    Rozen 2 months ago

    Nub

  • Jynx C.
    Jynx C. 2 months ago

    Stable death rates after a long life mean there's more to gain by investing more education, experience, and care into each person. This also means more expense to raise each new person. Also it means there's more incentive to figure out how to prevent the feebleness caused by old age.

  • Dustin Bartell
    Dustin Bartell 2 months ago

    Just kill your self

  • Cam Stickles
    Cam Stickles 2 months ago

    Who’s here for schoolwork. Subscribe to me if you are

  • Cam Stickles
    Cam Stickles 2 months ago

    What happened to the dude

  • Anton Kalmbah
    Anton Kalmbah 2 months ago

    Thanks you, it's interesting, but you talk too fast :(

  • Emily Luxton Sucks
    Emily Luxton Sucks 2 months ago

    Death is no longer certain, with our rapid technological growth, it's not infeasible that we could cure both death and aging within the lifetimes of some people currently alive today

  • mmann66666
    mmann66666 2 months ago

    The world is filling up with adults.

  • Christian Weibrecht
    Christian Weibrecht 2 months ago

    every college i have attended was plagued old professors that lost their ability to teach years ago, only reason they were not fired or forced to retire is because of tenure thus students don't reach their potential and would be young professors remain unemployed
    anyone would has been to WCC knows of the infamous Ernest Jeorg

  • Carmina Pop
    Carmina Pop 2 months ago

    In Italy it's the other way around. The retirement age keeps going up and the elders can get a job more easily than younger people cause they have work experience.

  • jac kal
    jac kal 2 months ago

    Good show, but I totally fixated on that panda shirt. Want!

  • Mariusz J
    Mariusz J 2 months ago +1

    Healthcare will take a toll, especially, in countries with aging population. Higher number of people not active in the workforce will force the active ones to sustain medical care for the old.
    One of the simplest solution to this is to migrate active labor from other countries but that comes with social apprehensiveness.

  • ZoophreemiaHouse
    ZoophreemiaHouse 2 months ago +7

    Pls don’t leave TVclip 😭, if you leave Crash Course MAKE UR OWN CHANNEL!!! I need ur wisdom in my life 🙇‍♂️ and ur style 😉

    • ZoophreemiaHouse
      ZoophreemiaHouse 2 months ago

      QuinnVlog @ really 🤩 what is it called?

    • QuinnVlog
      QuinnVlog 2 months ago

      ZoophreemiaHouse She does have her own channel!

  • Red Walker
    Red Walker 2 months ago +13

    A wonderful thing to watch on my birthday.

  • Claire Boyle
    Claire Boyle 2 months ago +5

    This was very similar to my course in Geographies of Health and Disability

  • Me Senpai Touch
    Me Senpai Touch 2 months ago +4

    "People are living longer and having fewer babies"
    Apparently you haven't met my mother

    • Lemuel Ogabang
      Lemuel Ogabang 2 months ago

      So I'm guessing you're taiwanese?

    • Usopp Sama
      Usopp Sama 2 months ago +5

      Apparently you don't understand how statistics work

  • Simone
    Simone 2 months ago +4

    It also means having a government living in the past :/

  • Alesandros356
    Alesandros356 2 months ago

    Yeah, but what about oxydation as a cause of aging? I though that played a major role, which is one of the reasons why antioxydants are supposedly halting the aging process?

    • Engin Haymana
      Engin Haymana 2 months ago

      Yes it is true, oxygen is one cause of deterioration of the organs which is considered aging. Though the details on how we age was not the point of the video. It was more about how we deal with aging as a society and how it has shifted from previous times.
      If you want to know the details of the aging process and if we are able to stop it or even reverse, hank from scishow made a video about that topic.

    • にゃあエイリアンMeowAlien
      にゃあエイリアンMeowAlien 2 months ago

      Alesandros356 I'm not an expert but afaik that should be included on the "Error" side
      Ugh, I should go back to biology, I forgot most of the detail I learn already

    • Lemuel Ogabang
      Lemuel Ogabang 2 months ago

      Alesandros356 Wait, you mean that our blood is literally rusting?

  • Red Sparks
    Red Sparks 2 months ago +1

    My future .... hamburger with genuine 100% soylent green

  • Gimli, Son of Glóin
    Gimli, Son of Glóin 2 months ago +2

    Where I live, the median age is 42.
    Looks like I'm already in the 2050's

    • Oskar 464
      Oskar 464 2 months ago

      It's "average" so when over 80% of African people lives only 15 years, the whole average age goes down. If you was thinking about American average age then idk maybe in Mexico

  • yfiuftuft
    yfiuftuft 2 months ago +8

    In the meantime, Mr and Mrs Rapefugee have 752 kids.

  • Caroline
    Caroline 2 months ago

    I feel like there was too much information here, and it felt rushed. Instead, maybe you should have broken the topic into multiple episodes.

  • Alex Seibert
    Alex Seibert 2 months ago +4

    I just don't like this chick...

    • sara jagodic
      sara jagodic 2 months ago +1

      Why? I'm not defending her, I just saw her for the first time. I'm just curious?

    • Alex Seibert
      Alex Seibert 2 months ago +12

      kawaii42 you realize that you just said your opionion and assumed that everybody agrees with you?

    • kawaii42
      kawaii42 2 months ago +12

      Alex Seibert nobody cares for your opinions

    • Comic Drake
      Comic Drake 2 months ago +12

      That's just like your opinion, man.

  • kkl123100
    kkl123100 2 months ago +15

    Look you may see low fertility rates all I see is lanes opening up on the freeway

  • Nobody
    Nobody 2 months ago +15

    Is it over?
    Are the series of controversial Sociology videos finally over?

  • nunya bussiness
    nunya bussiness 2 months ago +6

    I think you need to check your numbers on how many people there are 64 and above at :44 . The totals you gave of 46,000 sounds a 10s of millions off.

    • Barbara Mead
      Barbara Mead 2 months ago

      That’s what I thought as well

    • bjr1822
      bjr1822 2 months ago

      I was thinking she meant millions instead of thousands...

    • Nick C
      Nick C 2 months ago

      nunya bussiness that's what I thought, unless maybe everyone I see just looks older than they are. If their figure is true it would make the elderly less than 1% of the American population...

  • Savage Activities
    Savage Activities 2 months ago +3

    God look at those make up only make up. Why you don't be your self

    • linguaphile
      linguaphile 2 months ago +1

      Leaving that comment was...
      [lowers glasses]
      a savage activity

    • Dylan Weaver
      Dylan Weaver 2 months ago

      Chord 🙌

    • Chord
      Chord 2 months ago +11

      God look at this ugly, pathetic person. Why you don't be decent.

  • Ernesto W
    Ernesto W 2 months ago +4

    Interesting facts but what a boring way of telling it :/

  • Starving Boy In Africa
    Starving Boy In Africa 2 months ago

    I just come to read the comments. But ended up finding this course interesting

  • Ezequias Lopes
    Ezequias Lopes 2 months ago +12

    Way to go girl! You're doing an awesome work. Great video. I just think that it was a lot in so short time, it would be nice to make a serie of these.

  • Black November
    Black November 2 months ago +46

    "WE'RE GETTING OLD"
    *sobs silently*

    • alex alex
      alex alex 11 days ago

      Black November
      There is a decent chance that some rejuvenating therapies will come up in a few decades, at least. Ageing is no longer a mysterious thing and with the help of modern technology we could get rid of it once and for good.

    • xrcrx ftfghjg
      xrcrx ftfghjg 2 months ago

      Black November mature not old

  • relworP
    relworP 2 months ago

    ave is going down now though because of all the ODs on drugs nowadays

  • plaubel28
    plaubel28 2 months ago +28

    Women live longer. I’m going to identify as female when I hit 65.

  • Domyras
    Domyras 2 months ago +16

    i'm getting kinda tired of this course.
    There's a GOOD reason most (highly educated) people loathe this entire course & people that follow it.
    Discussing things we barely grasp, making bold claims, trying to change the fabric of society.
    Like children trying to change the world..
    .. no wait.. EXACTLY like that. >.>

    • Enrique Manuel Ramos Galicia
      Enrique Manuel Ramos Galicia 2 months ago

      if you're getting tired of it, like, stop watching? no one is forcing you to see it, right? Go see where else you can show off your narcisism

    • LaDabe
      LaDabe 2 months ago +1

      Roxy456 spitting some straight fire fam! Get em!

    • にゃあエイリアンMeowAlien
      にゃあエイリアンMeowAlien 2 months ago +1

      "trying to change the fabric of society"
      wait... what?

    • Zebezia
      Zebezia 2 months ago +9

      Also, Dunning-Kruger effect says that highly educated people tend to be those who don't feel the need to say they are.

    • Arosukir6
      Arosukir6 2 months ago +6

      In addition, highly educated people tend to know how to use proper capitalization and ellipses.

  • Shawn Ravenfire
    Shawn Ravenfire 2 months ago +4

    I tried to change careers in my late thirties with no success. I'm not saying age was definitely a factor, but it does seem like tech fields favor young people in their early twenties.

  • Jose Hernandez
    Jose Hernandez 2 months ago +4

    What happen to all the dislikes

    • TheHunterWolf
      TheHunterWolf 2 months ago

      Bob Fearnley ... So everyone who disagrees with you is alt-right, wow !!!

    • abdulaziz rushdi
      abdulaziz rushdi 2 months ago +1

      she didn't say wrong things in this video :)

    • Eduardo Rodrigues Rocha dos Reis
      Eduardo Rodrigues Rocha dos Reis 2 months ago +3

      They just read the title and they did not jumped to any conclusions, like this is not science, or there is no age...

    • Bob Fearnley
      Bob Fearnley 2 months ago +12

      it's not about race or gender or politics, so no swarming from the alt-right :)

  • Leonardo Cristancho Reyes
    Leonardo Cristancho Reyes 2 months ago +35

    I also thought she was going to start with "Age is a social construct"

    • Johan Winqvist
      Johan Winqvist 2 months ago +1

      Age is absolutely a social construct. Not the number of years you've been alive or anything like that, but what it means when you interact with others. The fact that some people are mature enough to vote, drink, both or neither, is socially constructed. We might all agree that toddlers shouldn't vote, but there is no exact, natural cut-off line. Same thing when people are ready for sex. When they're too old to wear certain kinds of clothes. When young people should give up their seat for them. All of that is socially constructed.

    • Enrique Manuel Ramos Galicia
      Enrique Manuel Ramos Galicia 2 months ago

      well technically it is. I mean, there is no such thing as years. People created them based on the earth's movement around the sun. So the idea of a year, and accumulating years in one's life is a social construct lol I mean, getting senescent and cognitive and biological decline are biological facts, but getting the idea of old age is a social construct

    • kieran priest
      kieran priest 2 months ago +4

      mike johnston Bob well that's particularly correct. If you work off the medical model and believe that a disability is something that is to be overcome then society can be left as it is and if you don't have the ability to do something then it's wholly you fault. Going with the social model means, where applicable, society puts into place certain amenities to help those with disabilities. You wouldn't want Dr Hawking to not be able to address a hall because it doesn't have a wheelchair ramp, would you?

    • mike johnston Bob
      mike johnston Bob 2 months ago +2

      nah, but disability is a social construct.
      *looks at fields in a job application paper
      *checks off gender, race, age, disability

  • Sitting on Ceilings
    Sitting on Ceilings 2 months ago +15

    Age is a social construct.

    • Sitting on Ceilings
      Sitting on Ceilings 2 months ago

      Red Walker 👏👏👏

    • にゃあエイリアンMeowAlien
      にゃあエイリアンMeowAlien 2 months ago

      Red Walker 👏👏👏
      Well said

    • Red Walker
      Red Walker 2 months ago +4

      Sitting on Ceilings it kind of is. I mean, look at the different societies were different ages means different things. Like, when is someone an adult? When can they drink? When can they drive? When can they fight in war? These things are tied to how we see age and what those things signify. Of course there’s a biological component to it, but your biology doesn’t radically change from a week before your 18th birthday to a week after, but your status in society does.

  • Billy Nitro
    Billy Nitro 2 months ago +66

    So wait, if Sociology is so methodologically flawed, where are all of the dislikes on this video? It's almost like people have sacred cows that they defend despite evidence to the contrary.

    • Billy Nitro
      Billy Nitro 3 days ago

      I see. If we did do that, what would it tell us? Does one's intelligence directly affect how much money they are making? I wouldn't be terribly surprised to learn that it is the case, but college major, field entered, etc., don't really answer the question. Nearly everyone now is more highly educated than they were 100 years ago (and I would argue richer due to access to available goods), but that doesn't mean that the rich have become even richer regardless of external variables. They're making an observation, not claiming a cause
      I'm going to need to sit on the family size one, because there are many studies about poverty and family size. I don't typically read sociological papers for fun, though, so I don't know if they try to make larger comments about inequality in general.
      Still, your larger point about confounds remains. That was one of the first things I learned about experimental design, so I presume that an entire field could have gotten away without having some control for their observations.

    • Chris Anderson
      Chris Anderson 3 days ago

      Alright at a very very rough level:
      Pretty much none of the statistics cited in this entire series adjusted for family size - "inequality is going up" shifts in family size explain much of this.
      Pretty much none of the statistics cited adjust for intelligence. I saw no attempt to adjust economic or health outcomes by a person's IQ (or SAT score). No attempt to account for how IQ might impact lifespans (hint not dying is helped by intelligence). If you don't like IQ or SAT substitute in your own measurement for intelligence. The same can be said for parental factors - and this matters as mating has been increasingly assortive in the last few decades.
      None of the statistics on wage gaps cited in this series adjusted for... IQ, college major, field entered, years of experience... the list goes on.

      OLS regression or logistic regression could handle much of this. Using more sophisticated models such as GBM, neural nets or random forests could filter out some of that noise to give more accurate estimates if you look at partial differential plots for a given variable of interest.

      Statistical methods aren't perfect but it's a lot more accurate than segmenting data and declaring that the mean of each segment tells the whole story (and implicitly assuming that differences in each group aren't caused by lurking variables).

    • Billy Nitro
      Billy Nitro 4 days ago

      I have taken those courses so I'm aware of those statistical methods and when they are useful and when they are not. If you can take some of the statistics in the sources in the description of this video and explain how analyzing them statistically will either support or counter the points made in this video then I will accept your point.
      Also, they didn't mention those statistical methods in this series because it is a 'Crash Course'. That is a legit criticism of the series, as is their not defining their terms as they are used by sociologists.
      I'm not sure what you mean by 'That mathematics...assumes no diversity'. Do you mean that any data point (a real person) is equal to any other?

    • Chris Anderson
      Chris Anderson 4 days ago

      The course I took WAS an upper level sociology course. Nearly the easiest A+ I ever got.

      I have a friend who studied sociology at a top university.
      She is not familiar with the mathematical underpinnings of A LOT of different statistical methods.
      If you had taken more advanced, upper level, mathematics, statistics, econometrics and/or computer science courses (formally or informally) you'd see that most sociological instruction is SORELY lacking in terms of quantitative methods.
      Most of the "statistics" cited in these videos are based on univariate analysis. They're sums and averages. No mention of even ANOVA or linear regression.
      No mention of using more sophisticated models and then generation partial differential plots.
      No mention of mathematical assumptions. AT ALL. This is wrong. It's dishonest. Using univariate analysis assumes that all other background factors are equal across populations. The mathematics used literally assumes no diversity.
      The mathematics used in many sociological studies literally assumes no diversity. Think about that.

    • Billy Nitro
      Billy Nitro 6 days ago

      Right, and that appears (emphasis on appears) to be a valid approach. If you had taken courses later in the Sociology coursework, you could see the types of statistical methods they use to try to parse their observations. In this particular video they link resources with all kinds of statistics on age. It's easier to know when someone was born and what age people die all over the world, but how can one measure a racist or sexist attitude with math?
      In those cases they have to have proxies, like how often people of a 'race' or ethnic group get hired. They can run these studies effectively by removing names and seeing which résumés get picked and who doesn't. When names are removed, any given candidate with an equally strong resume has a roughly equal chance of being hired, but when compared to résumés with a feminine or 'black sounding' name, their chances drop. How does one measure that and what units do they use? Are the recruiters 33 racist? The fact is people hire applicants they feel most similar to or people similar to those in the company with a good reputation. That can't really be modeled.
      What Sociologists can do is draw comparative studies between countries, states, cities, companies, or anything with a similar makeup. Experiments are prohibitive because one can't found a country with equal natural resources and designate one to be patriarchal and the other matriarchal. If one tries to model that, it would definitely be biased depending on the information you feed into the algorithm. Don't forget that people have to create the algorithms and if they use data that was collected with biased methods, that same bias will be codified.

  • Colette Rogers
    Colette Rogers 2 months ago +6

    What brand are your glasses?? So beautiful!🌻 (Totally off topic, I know, sorry)

  • unknownpawner1994
    unknownpawner1994 2 months ago +11

    Finally we are out of the contorversial parts again

  • diego enrique
    diego enrique 2 months ago +2

    Excellent video I learned its very cool!!!

  • Acquavallo
    Acquavallo 2 months ago +7

    Did I see an Anthony Giddens book on the set? I just wrote a paper about his late modernity in sociology class :)

  • Wergrave
    Wergrave 2 months ago +1

    We're long due a good apocalyptic event for this not to matter at all.

  • Gail Bull
    Gail Bull 2 months ago +29

    I find it interesting that racism and sexism seem to have more research devoted to them then agism. And by agism, I don't just mean discrimination against the elderly. I mean the way people dismiss a person based on which generation they belong to. Like when you hear people say, "all baby boomers are selfish" or "all millennials are entitled." Oddly Generation X-ers and Xennials remain relatively unscathed during all this agist name calling, but there's no denying that there is a definite desire to judge people based on what years they were born in-between.

    • oldgranny athlete
      oldgranny athlete 2 months ago

      The reason agism isn't studied as much is that it is very limited if not non-existent. Sure, you might have the odd old person saying "all you millennials are so entitled" or "back in my day" etc. But in the long run it doesn't really affect anyone's quality of life apart from the fact that baby boomers mightn't have had as much stuff as millennials, which is uncontrollable. As a society we treat different ages differently which is just. You might say "it's so agist that the silent generation doesn't have to work" but that's because they've already worked and are mostly too old to carry on.
      Also, the concept of generations is ridiculous. For example, someone born in 1966 and someone born in 63 have closer life experiences and are closer in age than someone born in 1964 and someone in 46, but strangely the latter example are considered one generation and the former different. One very good example of this is me and my brothers. My oldest was born in 1993, counting him as a millennial, and my next oldest was born in 97 making him an igen/gen z like me when i was born in 2003. my two older brothers have closer life experiences than i do with my second oldest brother (for example both of their first phones were flip ups and not touch screen when mine was touch screen, and they grew up watching the same TV shows, I hardly ever watch TV because of TVclip) but are considered different generations when me and my second oldest bro are the same. It's ludicrous and generations are social constructs.

    • Frennis Daemon
      Frennis Daemon 2 months ago

      Pfhorrest
      Your Grandmother isn't a Baby Boomer, she's a member of the Silent Generation.

    • Pfhorrest
      Pfhorrest 2 months ago +1

      Only the first half(ish) of that date range are "officially Generation X". I'm in the latter half and am officially a Millennial. I do definitely feel different from the rest of the Millennials, but then I'm sure early Boomers born in the mid-40s (like my grandma) felt very different from late boomers born in the mid-60s (who are younger than my mom) too. Apparently there is also a term for the late-Boomers/early-GenX, too: "Generation Jones". I guess they would be the parents of the Xennials.

    • Gail Bull
      Gail Bull 2 months ago +2

      Pfhorrest, borderline category. It's the name recent articles have given to people born between the years of 1975 and 1985. Officially, we are Generation X, but unlike the rest of Gen X, we were the first children to grow up using computers (I remember being taught basic coding in grade 2) and unlike Millennials, we didn't have smartphones and even cell phones weren't an every day item yet. So our cultural experience is different from both Gen X and Millennials.

    • Pfhorrest
      Pfhorrest 2 months ago

      What the heck is an Xennial? Is that the new generation after Millennials? Or is that some borderline category of late GenXers and early Millennials?

  • nikiiters
    nikiiters 2 months ago +8

    I'm in the process of producing a documentary about senior isolation and this was super helpful thank you!!!

  • Beef Stroganoff
    Beef Stroganoff 2 months ago +20

    lol "women live about 8-10 years longer than men, but that means women have to deal with more arthritis."

    • B_Potassio
      B_Potassio 2 months ago +1

      you guys sure are grasping at straws to hate on this video

    • RadicalOne1912
      RadicalOne1912 2 months ago +5

      Because women are always systematically oppressed.

    • Leonardo Souza da Silveira
      Leonardo Souza da Silveira 2 months ago +2

      I expected a bigger gap, thanks to male death via violent causes.

  • republicofsandals
    republicofsandals 2 months ago +3

    Some more discussion age discrimination, inclusive of discrimination against youthful people should be taking place, and is another side-effect of improved longevity.Middle-aged and senior people often expect privilege and respect, even from younger people, who may be far better educated than they are.

  • Dan Scannell
    Dan Scannell 2 months ago +48

    Wow, no auto-downvote party this time around. Interesting.

    • TNT Tiger
      TNT Tiger 2 months ago +8

      No, there was an actual alt-right subreddit that instructed users to downvote this show.

    • abdulaziz rushdi
      abdulaziz rushdi 2 months ago +1

      Actually I ve seen much more auto-upvotes in TVclip videos generally (including this series) than auto-downvotes. Don't believe me? Get into a video early and you'll see hundreds of likes before the video has been released long enough for people to actually watch it fully. Maybe because they like Nicole, or maybe they just like the series so don't expect a bad video, but that doesn't change the fact.

  • Gerrit van Vliet
    Gerrit van Vliet 2 months ago +21

    The Netherlands already has a party that wants socialism for old people. Just old people. No one else. It's called 50PLUS. They oppose the recently raised retirement age, and all that stuff, expecting to be supported for a third of their lives. It's unfeasible. The original retirement age was devised back when you'd live for a few more years in your retirement, and then drop dead.

    • Pfhorrest
      Pfhorrest 2 months ago +6

      Why should the Millennials support you when they could let you die and free up the resources your generation has withheld from them?

    • Sitting on Ceilings
      Sitting on Ceilings 2 months ago

      I think it makes perfect sense. Why support the Millenials when you're on your death bed?

  • Suvi-Tuuli Allan
    Suvi-Tuuli Allan 2 months ago +1

    Pandas!

  • Perplexion Dangerman
    Perplexion Dangerman 2 months ago

    C.C. Sociology #3453 retirement home... "Mom, Dad, Why is Grandpa and Grandma keep watching that Nicole lady ? "

  • Pear boff
    Pear boff 2 months ago +6

    This really should be in biology and psyhcology based on what you breifed. The more I look at your sociology look at age and aging the less I see the actual study and the more I see psychological and biological. This feels like an unneeded science as there already enough branches of study that delve into this stuff. It's already enough that math split off science for no other reason than to isolate the equations for further understanding and evaluation. Which is stupid. Science is literally the real life examples necessary for a student to understand truly the logic behind the equations. At least in chem class and everyday cooking you know what these conversions are good for. In math they mean diddly squat.

    • Pear boff
      Pear boff 2 months ago

      thetruerift I don't see any integration or disciplin brought on by it. It feels like unnecesary isolation. Please clarify.

    • thetruerift
      thetruerift 2 months ago +10

      Sociology is an integrative discipline, and by that nature very useful.

  • MonkeyPantsFace
    MonkeyPantsFace 2 months ago +47

    Wait where did all the down votes and butt hurt 'scientists'go?

    • A.B Animations
      A.B Animations 2 months ago +2

      MonkeyPantsFace right? Where did all the hate go when the scientist was talking about something meanies wanted to be right about?

    • Sitting on Ceilings
      Sitting on Ceilings 2 months ago

      Dw, I'm still here.

    • partlycurrent
      partlycurrent 2 months ago +15

      you've made a typo there, crono. It's spelled "not about feminism"

  • Knowledge Headquarters
    Knowledge Headquarters 2 months ago +25

    Great video as always! Hope to be as big as you one day.

  • Geoffrey Winn
    Geoffrey Winn 2 months ago

    Cool video!

  • Captain Deadpool
    Captain Deadpool 2 months ago +40

    I have never seen a sociology video that does not have a ridiculous number of dislikes

    • Kongen Gorm
      Kongen Gorm 2 months ago +2

      People don't like looking into the mirror of society.

    • B_Potassio
      B_Potassio 2 months ago +4

      people like to ignore that racism and sexism exist by being... racist and sexist on those comment sections, makes sense

    • Captain Deadpool
      Captain Deadpool 2 months ago +8

      Leonardo Souza da Silveira exactly it's not an exact science no one's ever said it was but if people actually listened to her and tried to learn something it's actually amazing and very interesting

    • Leonardo Souza da Silveira
      Leonardo Souza da Silveira 2 months ago +11

      The subject of gender and race has been kinda "hot" lately.
      Funny thing, people on those video's comments, claiming sociology is not a real science, are nowhere to be seen here.

    • Carmina Pop
      Carmina Pop 2 months ago +7

      truth hurts😂

  • ZarquonZ
    ZarquonZ 2 months ago +10

    A CC Sociology where the dislikes aren't ridiculous? GASP!

    • TheHunterWolf
      TheHunterWolf 2 months ago

      Maybe because the way they handled this subject is actually objective and logically sound for a change XD

  • balthiersgirl Callumfrancisseaton2009

    Life expectancy is starting to go backwards in UK because of the Tory government policy's there cruelty is becoming beyond belief

  • Enzo
    Enzo 2 months ago +114

    Did you just assume my age?

    • krissa patel
      krissa patel 2 months ago

      Yes welcome to the Internet

    • Timothy McLean
      Timothy McLean 2 months ago +3

      I don't think she assumed your age so much as the difference between your age today and your age last week. Which, to be fair, is still an assumption; one of those people who age backwards could be watching.

    • ViralEd
      ViralEd 2 months ago

      Enzo I think she did hahaha

    • Enzo
      Enzo 2 months ago +1

      Pillow Strength now that I think about it, yeah, sometimes I get upset inside me (even if just a little bit) when people think I'm a couple years older or younger or act surprised when they learn about my age. I still think it's funny.

    • Pillow Strength
      Pillow Strength 2 months ago +4

      On the real, I think most people would agree that this is a rude thing to do

  • Tark McCoy
    Tark McCoy 2 months ago +8

    And to anyone who solved the aging question with either "Soylent" or "Logan's Run" in your answer CONGRATULATIONS, your obscure movie reference means you are old enough to euthanize now.

  • Committing Sudoku
    Committing Sudoku 2 months ago +18

    Fingers crossed for aging ending in our lifetime.

    • TheHunterWolf
      TheHunterWolf 2 months ago

      I'd feel really bad for the people who die few days before anti-aging medication becomes available to all people.

    • Chaos Herald
      Chaos Herald 2 months ago +1

      Committing Sudoku Amen, brother. Just see it as one more enemy humanity has to face to prevail

    • abdulaziz rushdi
      abdulaziz rushdi 2 months ago +3

      nah death is essential. Sounds appealing to be immortal but it has many bad consequences...

    • L Galicki Band
      L Galicki Band 2 months ago +6

      As soon as you die aging will stop for you. If we don't accomplish it during your lifetime, you'll accomplish it in your death time!
      Cheer up! In the end you'll get what you wish, one way or another!

  • K Man
    K Man 2 months ago +9

    Sociology isn't a science, it's more than a science, it relies on many scientific discoveries and concepts to help breakdown the most mysterious thing in the world: Society.

    • MrDosonhai
      MrDosonhai 2 months ago

      darkblood626 wow, you have that much free time going around youtube spreading your superiority? Ok genius, enlighten me why do you think my opnion is inadequate?

    • darkblood626
      darkblood626 2 months ago

      MrDosonhai-There’s that projection again

    • MrDosonhai
      MrDosonhai 2 months ago

      darkblood626 cheap words

    • wack austin
      wack austin 2 months ago

      darkblood626 - yall made me spill my juice

    • darkblood626
      darkblood626 2 months ago

      MrDosonhai- And it’s my right to express my opinion that your opinion is simply you projecting your own inadequacies on all of humanity.

  • StudioUAC
    StudioUAC 2 months ago +18

    age is a social construct now

    • 1bgrant
      1bgrant 2 months ago

      Great explanation Jeff. Couldn't have said it better myself.

    • Jeff Hogberg
      Jeff Hogberg 2 months ago +17

      Maybe not chronological age, but the perception of people at different ages absolutely is.
      What is "old"? Are you old at 40? 65? 80? 30?
      What is "young"? Are you still young at 18? 25? 30?
      Do these ideas change with context? A 45-year old might not be considered old generally, but an athlete still competing in a professional league at that age (like Jaromir Jagr this year, and Gordie Howe and Chris Chelios previously) probably would be considered quite old, relatively. (Yes, hockey examples. I'm Canadian, so it's what I'm familiar with).

    • thetruerift
      thetruerift 2 months ago +13

      The social connections to it certainly are. People of 12-14 years old used to be considered mature enough for marriage (or to rule a kingdom). Now they can't consent to sexual activity or medical procedures in most Western nations.

    • Edward Núñez
      Edward Núñez 2 months ago +17

      Age not really, but what's expected from each age group is...

  • K Man
    K Man 2 months ago +5

    Sociology is such a complete subject. In this episode you literally can use expertise in every field to help you understand the impact this will have on society.