Getting fired because of your age is total bull. This is basically the same as losing your job because of your race, religion, sex, etc. Stronger laws would provide some much needed support against this but it would not change the fact that older people will still be discriminated against. It takes along time for society, in general, to change the way they think about things like racism or other forms of discrimination. In some cases it will never change. Ageism, although similar to other forms, has its differences as well. It will, at some point, affect everyone, not matter race, sex, or religion. Because of that, it is important we give it more attention and figured out the best way of preventing it.
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