Beautiful work! I love the details of the wolf pups, the Elder Wolf, and the forest in the background. You did a wonderful job on this master piece.
I hope that you have a great and blessed day!
I agree (beautiful art by the way), and I've been pondering the change in cultural attitudes. I think perhaps some of it is that scarcity increases value. In older times, particularly over a hundred years ago, it was the rare person who made it to old age, and since fewer people could read or write, people were dependent on memory for information.
Now we have some countries where there are more elderly than young people, and it's inverted the pyramid. Which doesn't mean older people are really less valuable, but it changes how we view aging. It's seen less now as an accomplishment to make it past 50, because thanks to medical advances the majority of people are doing it. The upside is 50 is no longer viewed as "old", at least not to the extent it once was.
Another contributor is the pace at which technology updates now. Some things are universal, but I know people like my dad had to deal with computer systems they were considered experts at being replaced with newer systems where their skills didn't translate...or at least not without a lot of additional education.