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Explain how popular culture may influence people's viewpoints about issues such as aging and death.

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Western society does not have a good track record with ageing and death. We live in a youth obsessed culture. The elderly are seldom celebrated and often put out of sight when they no longer can care for themselves. Death is something to be feared. We have many euphemisms for it because we can't even talk about it. Death is the undiscovered country and, in Western society at least, we are very afraid of it.