I would like to say that most elderly people past their retirement age in Taiwan still actively want to contribute to democracy. That is to say the voting turnout, especially the referendum turnout, is very high in senior citizens, and they are the age group that is second only to 16-17 years old when it comes to citizens’ initiatives on the joint platform and so on. So, in Taiwan, we are looking at an aging demographic, but as they do not have the long work hours, they maybe still work as consultants or as local community organizers, but the fact is that they have much more free time to philosophize and to think about basic values and so on, so the question is “How do we channel such wisdom of the elderly into our daily practice of democratic decision-making?” for if they are feeling that they are left behind that they must chase this digital gap or things like that, then basically they enter this very reactive mood and become extra conservative when it comes to value setting.

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