He explained grandmothers helped with chores and babysitting but when they got too old to be useful, you couldn't be sentimental.
The Aché are nomadic hunter-gatherers who traditionally lived in small groups, relying on wild forest resources for their survival Brutally, the usual method was an axe to the head. For the old men, Aché custom dictated a different fate. They were sent away - and told never to return.
What obligations do we owe to our elders? It's a question as old as humankind.
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