There's nothing in the nature of aging that exudes a particular set of attitudes. Rather, society determines its' attitude toward the elderly and as the result attitudes toward the aged will vary from one social group to another.
1. How does each of the sociological perspectives approach the subject of aging?
2. In your opinion how does the media shape the images of older people? How does this influence your expectations for the kind of life each of you hope to have when you reach your senior years?
3. What kind of societal changes if any, would need to take place for each of you to achieve your goals?
4. What would you give as an ex of how a racial or ethnic group treats their elderly.