Xinhua Times Review: The sky is full of red clouds
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 13th Question: The sky is full of red clouds
Xinhua News Agency reporters Wang Yahong and Feng Yuan
On the occasion of the Double Ninth Festival, General Secretary Xi Jinping extended holiday blessings to the elderly across the country, and gave important instructions to the work of aging, emphasizing the need to integrate the concept of positive aging and healthy aging into the whole process of economic and social development.
According to the seventh national census, the population of our country aged 60 and above has reached 264 million. It is estimated that this number will exceed 300 million during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period, and my country will enter a moderately aging stage from mild aging. In the process of dealing with the aging of the population, it is necessary for the whole society to establish a positive outlook on aging.
A positive outlook on aging means that the whole society should take a positive view of the elderly. Respect for the elderly is an important cultural tradition of the Chinese nation, and it is necessary to vigorously promote the traditional virtues of filial piety and respect for the elderly. The survival and reproduction of human beings and the inheritance of civilization is a process of continuous accumulation and continuation. The quality of life of the elderly is related to the dignity of life and also reflects the degree of civilization of the society. People will eventually get old. People will respect and respect the old when they are young. It is a kind of high-return civilized savings and will definitely benefit a lot from it in the future.
A positive outlook on aging encourages the elderly to maintain a healthy attitude towards life. Lao Ji Fu Xing, aspiring for thousands of miles, can be radiated with “new life” every day. In the process of adjusting their mentality and actively participating in social activities, the elderly’s sense of happiness, pride, and honor will also increase, which is conducive to promoting the physical and mental health of the elderly and can enjoy the life under the sunset with more dignity.
Lu Zhizheng, the 102-year-old inaugural master of traditional Chinese medicine at Guang’anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, not only insisted on visiting doctors every week, but also taught doctoral students and inheritors and participated in academic activities. He often said: “Seeing more doctors is the greatest contribution to society.” 99-year-old Wu Cangping, a professor at Renmin University of China, is still writing and working. He wants to see “the potential of an intellectual.” It is undoubtedly the most beautiful realm of a silver-haired life to render the sunset red with dedication like this.
A positive outlook on aging requires society as a whole to expand more space for the elderly to play a role. The society should encourage the elderly to actively participate, advocate “the elderly have something to do”, and create conditions for participation by the elderly who have the ability and willingness to make use of the residual heat. Giving full play to the active role of the elderly, transforming the intellectual resources of the elderly into social wealth, and cherishing the experience and good morals of the elderly will create a win-win situation for the elderly and the whole society.
Youth is perishable, and youth is perishable, but every age has its own splendor. Under a positive outlook on aging, the stage of life will continue to expand.