What a boneheaded thing to say in a society that places a high value on their older citizens.
Even Asian societies are losing respect for their elders. The selfish young quickly forget the society and its comforts were built by generations past and the living elderly. They say, Pass on, die now that we young must provide some support for you old ones!”
They say that now, will they be willing to step off a cliff when years pass and they are old? You reap what you sow.