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Regarding the July 26 article “Aso draws flak for saying working is seniors’ only talent“: Aside from revealing, again, his penchant for putting his foot in his mouth, then later claiming he had been “misunderstood,” Prime Minister Taro Aso’s remarks reveal an appalling lack of knowledge.

Over the past 20 years and more, research has shown that the elderly are capable of quite a bit; that we have valuable knowledge; that most of us are creative throughout our lives, have talents that communities — at least in America — are largely unaware of, and remain productive, often in volunteer and part-time positions, and often in full-time jobs.

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