I brought this up in a conversation after today's meeting. The elder knowingly acknowledged the growing number and pointed out that of course, now we understand why this is so. I gave my best blank stare and said "we do?" He said yes that it has to do with the overlapping generations. By this time my head was getting numb, so rather than say anything stupid, I just said "huh!"
does anybody here have a clue what he was talking about?