IB English B: Ageism

An obvious aspect of social relationships is that we classify people according to age - and this classification is then referred to a complex set of social rules about relative status and appropriate behaviour. Behind this interactional matrix, there is also the way that notions of age affect our own image of ourselves: "Now I"m 18, I"m grown up (and don"t you forget it!)" or "Oh God, now I"m 30 I"m practically geriatric!"

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