On old age

From an essay featured on Aeon:

Excluded from the so-called normal life of society, most [people of age] are condemned to conditions where their sadness, as Beauvoir puts it, ‘merges with their consuming boredom, with their bitter and humiliating sense of uselessness, and with their loneliness in the midst of a world that has nothing but indifference for them’.

Woof. That is superbly on point—and it makes me feel terrible.