Be it uncle or auntie, wear the badge proudly

There will come a day when we are called 'uncle' or 'auntie', so we should embrace the label now

It is time to make uncle-hood, and auntie-hood, great again.

We are talking about men and women of a certain age, strangers or people we know, who at one time were talked about as icons of generosity and kindness.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 18, 2018, with the headline 'Wear the badge proudly'. Print Edition | Subscribe