As my life experience increased, I began to re-deconstruct "Journey to the West". I often wondered: Why are the monsters and ghosts in the play so obsessed with eating Tang monk meat? Why is immortality so important to them?
When we return to real life with this problem, immortality is obviously not yet achieved, but the exploration of extending the length of life has never stopped.
The improvement of modern life quality, the emphasis on sports and fitness, and the advancement of medical technology have greatly prolonged our lifespan. However, the society has begun to gradually age.
Research shows that 7 of the total number of people in the country % Are over 65 years old, which means thisCountries have entered an aging society, and our country reached this standard in 1999.
The aging population means that contemporary young people need to bear greater pressure, especially those families with many elderly people. Asking a nanny to take care of them is not assured. Taking care of themselves will also cost too much. More time and energy will also have a great financial burden.
Will there be a node, like rainwater drenching into the earth, rivers merging into the sea, how old is it appropriate for us to live?
The best lifespan of humans
In psychology, the answer is yes. Developmental psychologist Jean Piaget put forward the rationality of human life span in "Introduction to Epistemology of Genesis", emphasizing a lot about the overlap between biological logic and social logic.
He has done research on the optimal life span of human beings,He believes that the most suitable life span for a person is between 70 and 80 years old.
Because in this age group, the physical condition of the elderly is relatively healthy, the mind will be more sober, coupled with the gradual improvement of modern infrastructure, the elderly activities are also more abundant. Therefore, it is often not necessary for children to invest too much energy to take care of them.
Of course, when people are old, their desire for fame and fortune will gradually fade, and more of them want to find psychological comfort. At this stageThe pressure on women will not be too great. Most of them have already married and established a business, and their lives have gradually stabilized. There will be more time to pay attention to the lives of the elderly.
Follow the law
The development of personality includes the three processes of maturity of the body, self-growth and establishment of social relationships.
On the way of life, there are red carpets of flowers and green screens of mud and water. All these are urging us to grow and build our homes unconsciously.
I have an uninhibited soul and a slutty heart in my youth, gritted my teeth and desperately adhered to my ideals, sang forward with applause, or fumbled in the cold water. No matter the endingAlthough success is beautiful, failure is not regrettable.
When all the dust settles, life tends to stabilize, the body is no longer as strong and healthy as when I was young, my heart gradually becomes calm, and my spirit cannot be as focused as before. At this time, especially for the elderly, retirement becomes a more suitable choice.
Elderly people over seventy years old , There will be psychological aging. To a certain extent, psychological aging means that a person is really old. There are even scholars who compare mental aging to the "catalyst" of death. Reactions begin to slow, memory declines, and anti-interference ability weakens. These gradually appear and affect daily life.
Although Jean Piaget has put forward a view on the optimal life span of human beings from the perspective of developmental psychology, in fact, not everyone's life span is consistent with his prediction.
Some old people will exercise for a long time and pay attention to diet, and their body will be stronger, so their life span will naturally be extended. But by the age of 70, the body's functions gradually weaken and the cells are aging. Even if the body is usually tough, it will inevitably suffer from diseases.
Some elderly people are around 60 Some common old-age diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia, sometimes occur. But these diseases are still within the scope of acceptance, all belong toFor diseases that can be controlled by medical means.
There are too many uncertain factors in life, we will always encounter some accidents. Sometimes, diseases that are caught off guard are often even more confusing. Just like this year's new coronary pneumonia, if protection is not in place, infection may be possible, and the resistance of the elderly will be worse and the risk will be greater.
Now that the epidemic has been brought under control, we pay tribute to the medical care and all those who have worked silently to fight the epidemic, and we also cherish the memory of those who lost their lives. The topic of death should not be deliberately avoided. The purpose of discussing death is to allow us to face life better and cherish the present.
"The deceased is like a husband, not giving up day and night. "
Time is an abstract term. Life is indeed a long journey. What we can do is to hold onto our present moment, bloom the most beautiful flowers, and finally embrace the sea with pride.
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Author | Magical Little
The First Psychological Lead Group | A group of young people who like to look up at the stars
Reference: "Genetic epistemology"