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But what if you can't walk away?

I don't think this importance comes exclusively with age, so the term "older" to me is limiting. Children and adults need to be able to walk away from people and situations which are threatening to their physical and mental well-being. And we all know the problems associated with walking away most clearly when we find ourselves unable to walk away from a spouse, parent, friend, a job, an apartment, or, even a school when the situation calls for it. This came to me the other day when I saw the line outside a housing office of a local non-profit organization. One that provides services primarily for the homeless. It was cold and raining. People had started to sit on the sidewalk along the sid

 

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