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Are Saga-Louts Imitating Young People?

Saga-Louts are a fairly new and surprising phenomenon. They consist of individuals over the age of 55 who drink too much, engage in risky behaviors, become reckless and abusive. In short, they are acting a lot like their younger counter-parts.

This behavior is shocking to psychologists and others. Generally, individuals grow out of these behaviors, not into them. Studies have shown that 20 % of people in this age group engage in behaviors abroad that they would never get involved in at home. Ten percent of them don’t adhere to the safety advice that they dole out to their own children.

There has been an alarming increase in drinking amongst people between the ages of 60-65. This is not just a beer or a glass of wine, but drinking at unsafe levels. Professionals are wondering what to do about it. There are no laws against drinking for this group. However, it could be increasingly unsafe, especially amongst older people. The likelihood of falling down and breaking bones goes up as individuals age. This could be extremely dangerous.

While there are many campaigns to discourage young people not to drink, there are none for older persons. Perhaps related agencies should make an effort to discourage heavy drinking and reckless behaviors amongst older adults and the elderly

2 Responses to “Are Saga-Louts Imitating Young People?”

  1. Serena Jones-McGregor says:

    Wow. This is the first I’ve heard about this. Just wow. How can we expect to raise responsible teenagers when the older generations don’t even know how to control themselves and behave properly?


  2. I appreciate, cause I found just what I was looking for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye.


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