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Virtues not in vogue

How you treat your senior citizens is a reflection of the society in which you live. The criminal element has generally lost all respect or sympathy because they think nothing of assaulting old people and women. This holds good even for government offices as I would relate. This is obvious in many areas of our society. Simple manners which we were taught as children are no longer in vogue.

Unfortunately, it all has to do with example: example of parents showing greater respect to the elders in our society. I bring this up because of what I witnessed recently.

The public service, we acknowledge, is grievously wanting in service, compassion, respect, understanding and helpfulness. What I experienced at the pensions office in Tunapuna needs to be told.

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