I found this to be an incredibly informative and entertaining read. As a young person I always believed that older folks in America deserved more respect than they are given. I agree that senior discounts are pointless for those that followed sound financial habits, but it is nice for the many who did not. It really bothers me when I see people who achieved and contributed incredible amounts of work and progress herded off to homes where underpaid staffers shuffle them around like farm animals. On the other hand, people are living longer than ever and I don’t see how every son or daughter could be expected to support their parents for the potential 30 years of their retirement. I suppose the answer, like most good answers, lies somewhere in between family support, retirement savings and early bird specials.