“Please don’t retouch my wrinkles.It took me so long to earn them” Anna Magnani


Old age

“Do not regret growing older.It is a privilege denied to many”.   unknown                         Image by ThuyHaBich from Pixabay 

The pressure about ageing in women comes from other women,”  Marisa Peer

Do you agree?

Do women always wish to look younger? What about men?

Curiosity, about knowing the age of women always remains a hot topic, whether in our daily routine or during meetings with other company members or while comparing one woman to another in socializing times or looking at our neighbors?

It is said one should never ask a woman of her age, I am not sure why this is so!

As far as men are concerned I don’t think the majority of them care about the age of another male.

My article is meant equally to both men and women.

Think of the industry which thrives on our money because we love to look younger

And what are the ways, we try to look pleasingly younger ??

Fake fuller lips,Acid peel,Thick brows Skin care products,Collagen supplements,botax,Silicon,hair nutrients,under eye fillers,facials,hair dyes,hair coloring liquids,moisturizer,plastic surgery,anti stretch marking products,anti blemishing solutions,anti sagging belts,anti pimples creams,fair creams……the list never-ending !

Looks like our entire body is flooded and washed with chemicals, just to achieve one single task ie. looking younger.

Again coming back to my question why should one make attempts to look younger?

I don’t have a perfect answer.

As Kwasi Baaco(quora) says there are three probable cause for older people trying to look younger

1.Attention seeking-

Who doesn’t like….. being given all the attention in the society? ( this is irrespective of age)

The majority of us love to have attention, be in our day-to-day activities or social media, in public events, in group gathering, etc.

Ladies in particular want to be the cynosure of all eyes. So the younger you look, the better attention-grabbing.

2.Sexual attraction

Let us accept the truth.

As all of us know, the younger you look, the sexier you appear.

Don’t mistake me here…I don’t mean any bad intention. Just talking about people appearing sexy, that’s all.

To be attractive to the opposite sex, one spends lots of time and money on beautifying one’s body.


The human mind and the psychology of human beings are too complex to be analyzed and understood. As we age, I mean both sexes, we feel we are nearing to the frightening and inevitable death.

Instead of welcoming death, that we are going to Heaven, far away from the hustle-bustle of the mad world, we concentrate more on looking younger, since young means… far away from death.

Don’t laugh at me for this theory….this is purely based on the psychology of the human mind, which subconsciously forever wants to taste the fountain of youth filled with nectar.

I shall add one more.

4.Fear of looking older

Older people look fragile, think that they are worthless,

Start feeling that they are avoided at every instance, nobody cares or listens.

Old people are called by all names, examples, old hag, old-timer, oldy, old fart, senile, feisty old lady.. etc.

From an industry point of view …productivity from old people is Zero.

Any idea of the word ‘ GERASCOPHOBIA’ ?

It’s a Greek word meaning deep fear of getting old

Why can’t one age gracefully?

Don’t you think there is ‘beauty’ indeed in aging?

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!” Audrey Hepburn

“Aging gracefully is one thing, but trying to slow it down is another.”   Courteney Cox

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography



  4 comments for ““Please don’t retouch my wrinkles.It took me so long to earn them” Anna Magnani

  1. September 21, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    I agree with you that many women are obsessed with their looks compared to men. Men are very comfortable with their white hair but the women get panicky about their hair, skin, looks and figure. I think aging gracefully is a blessing and how long can one hide those natural aging process. It’s a waste of time, money and efforts. To be oneself is a beautiful process but people are behaving being someone else!

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    • September 21, 2019 at 3:23 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Savitha.
      It’s pure waste of money + Poisoning the body.Nothing like being natural.
      But who cares ?
      Glitter,glamour,and fakery rules the humans.


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