Contrasting approaches

Contrasting approaches

In the May issue of the Mature Times there are pieces on pages 2 and 3 that tell completely different stories.

The first is by your Deputy Editor Tina Foster. She says she is “sick of the referendum” and “I do not have the time or the inclination to read all the pamphlets.”

The second is by Adam Bennett and is about Patricia Bishop, a grandmother aged 91 who has recently completed her third degree, a Masters in Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance, after previously having obtained two degrees in Psychology and English.

The contrast could not be starker. Ms. Bishop continuing to study into her 90s will inspire readers.

However, after reading Ms. Foster’s editorial comment the same readers will be discouraged from studying the information about the very important referendum.

Mature Times normally tries to encourage the elderly to remain interested in what is happening in the world around them. I found Ms. Foster’s petulant, personal comments to be totally at odds with MT’s philosophy.

Bob Harrison, Lymington