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Ageing (Aging)

The accumulation of changes in an organism or object over time.

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  • Jan 6, 2010
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review by . January 06, 2010
posted in Inspirations
Benjamin Button & Aging
I saw the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and it makes me think more about aging than I otherwise would have been. No, I'm not at a stage that I'm consciously thinking about aging but sometimes, a door opens somewhere and you find yourself peeping into the future.      (For those who has yet seen the movie, I urge you to see it when you get the chance. It's a unique movie with a story to tell and different perspective from looking at life and the essence …
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 I sit in terror at my T.V screen watching Nirvana Live in Reading 1991. This was almost 20 years ago? This thought is plunged into my brain with the cackling screams of Kurt Cobain's gritty chorus vocals over my loud speakers. Grasping the concept of age is probably one of the hardest things for me to realize. You live your life day to day and not pay attention until your hair is grey. I have no experience in losing hair, grey hairs or wrinkles but remembering a time when you thought 30 was …
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 Ageing (British English) or aging (American and Canadian English) is the accumulation of changes in an organism or object over time. Ageing in humans refers to a multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and social change. Some dimensions of ageing grow and expand over time, while others decline. Reaction time, for example, may slow with age, while knowledge of world events and wisdom may expand. Research shows that even late in life potential exists for physical, mental, and social growth and development. Ageing is an important part of all human societies reflecting the biological changes that occur, but also reflecting cultural and societal conventions. Age is usually measured in full years — and months for young children. A person's birthday is often an important event. Roughly 100,000 people worldwide die each day of age-related causes.

The term "ageing" is somewhat ambiguous. Distinctions may be made between "universal ageing" (age changes that all people share) and "probabilistic ageing" (age changes that may happen to some, but not all people as they grow older, such as the onset of type two diabetes). Chronological ageing, referring to how old a person is, is arguably the most straightforward definition of ageing and may be distinguished from "social ageing" (society's expectations of how people should act as they grow older) and "biological ageing" (an organism's physical state ...
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