Who should take credit for an aging population

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Chemgenius00
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People are living longer and longer, should doctors take credit for this ?
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I suppose it's the advanced stage of medicine that should be blamed. Not blamed , in particular though, from their perspective they're saving lives
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I suppose it's the advanced stage of medicine that should be blamed. Not blamed , in particular though, from their perspective they're saving lives
What do you mean by "advanced stage"? Aside from doctors and researchers, teachers have also helped by educating the population on having a healthy lifestyle- which would lead to a greater life expectancy. Is this the advanced stage of medicine?

Also if you say doctors are "to blame" for an aging population because they've been saving lives, I'm not sure you'll score highly in the interview xD.
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People are living longer and longer, should doctors take credit for this ?
Education should take the blame. We are living longer but what comes with this is..... cancer arthritis dementia obesity

We don't appreciate that with this extra age comes responsibility
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Education should take the blame. We are living longer but what comes with this is..... cancer arthritis dementia obesity

We don't appreciate that with this extra age comes responsibility
So your view is that people shouldn't be living longer because it means more responsibility?

"but what comes with this is..... cancer arthritis dementia obesity"

Everyone has to die someday. It used to be due to a poor lifestyle/diseases which couldn't be prevented. Now people are living longer due to a better lifestyle and ability to prevent/cure a lot of diseases but still dying from certain diseases. This has not changed so your point is illogical.

Before "blame" is assigned, you need to assess whether living longer is actually a failure like you are inferring.
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