This Chapter provides a conclusion to the whole book. A person retiring today is not considered economically productive and is thus devalued. We interpret this as modern mass culture’s retreat from the principle of anthropocentrism in favor of socio-centricity and labor-centricity. Modern aging society faces the necessity of replacing behavior models in new socio-historical conditions. The strategy of elderly displacement, service, and incomplete participation in society life, is essentially conflicting and unproductive – it is a blind strategy, reinforcing modern ineffective social constructs of old age. The strategy of cooperation, acceptance, and solidarity, which recognizes multilinearity, continuity, selectivity, pluralism of individual development due to the subject’s unique activity, and the influence of the environment (the general socio-historical and cultural background of all generations), represents the only true step toward a future sustainable society.
KeywordsElderly Aging Social exclusion Russia
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