As part of the initiative to build empathy and understanding towards older persons, I took part in an activity promoted by the Council For Third Age and Oglivy. Council For Third Age (C3A) is the non-government agency responsible for ageing-related issues in Singapore , while Oglivy is famously known as the Giant in the advertising, marketing, and PR industry. The activity proposed by them got me into a special set of clothing and attire, that will make me feel physically like how I would feel like in 2050.
By 2050, I would be 62 years old. And most probably, I would be feeling heavier in my limbs, less flexible as of now, and less agile. So, with these physical limitations, what would my daily life be like in 2050? I wore this ‘2050’ suit and try out a daily task at home.
Oh My. I really have difficulty doing that simple task when I put on that attire. My body feel so restricted. Maybe that’s the function of the attire – to make me feel physically restricted like a 62 year old man. So after experiencing myself in that suit, I wrote down my feelings in a ‘journal’ format – A Day In My Future (in 2050).
This A Day In My Future entry is just a note of my feelings at the age of 62, but little did I know I have written almost 1000 words about it. I’ve submitted to C3A a copy of my 2050 journal.
I would really appreciate if you could leave a comment below to share your reflections with me after reading it. 🙂