One of the consequences of improved medical care is that people are living longer and life expectancy is increasing. Do you think the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

Over the
last
half-century, life expectancy across the world has been rising
as a result
of better quality healthcare.
This
means that today we have an ageing population. On the face of it, living longer seems to be a good thing – after all, nobody really wants to die! – but a decent old age depends on
health
and wealth. Many
people
in their seventies and eighties, and even older, are able to enjoy a long and fulfilling retirement. They can travel to new destinations and get involved in a wide range of hobbies and activities that were impossible while working and bringing up a family. Those with grandchildren may
also
be able to help young, busy parents with
such
tasks as collecting children from school;
moreover
, they could share their life experiences with the younger generation. But while there are tremendous benefits to increased life expectancy, they depend, to an extent, on being healthy and having money. Older
people
are more likely to suffer from medical problems, especially chronic illnesses like diabetes and muscle pain, which can seriously restrict the kinds of activities they do.
This
also
means increased
health
care costs, for both individuals and society.
In addition
, if older
people
aren’t working, they will have to rely on savings and pensions to pay for their lifestyle, but many older
people
simply won’t have been able to save enough for a long old age. Overall
then
, I feel that the benefits of living older are clear, but these must be balanced against the implications for
health
and money. If living longer simply means chronic
health
complaints and grinding poverty for a longer time, it is questionable as to whether it is an advantage at all.

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