“Please don’t retouch my wrinkles.It took me so long to earn them” Anna Magnani
“The pressure about ageing in women comes from other women,”
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 women to other in
socializing times ,or looking at our neighbors ?
It is said one should never ask a women of her age,I am not sure why this is so !
As far as men are concerned I don’t think majority of them care about 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.
Who doesn’t like….. being given all the attention in the society ? ( this is irrespective of age)
Majority of us love to have attention,be in our day-to-day activities or in 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.
Let us accept the truth.
As all of us know ,the younger you look ,more sexy 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 ones body.
Human mind and the psychology of human being is too complex to be analysed 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 the 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 psychology of 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,no body cares or listens.
Old people are called by all names,examples,old hag,old-timer,oldy,old fart,senile,feisty old lady.. etc.
From 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.”
“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!”
“Aging gracefully is one thing, but trying to slow it down is another.”
“Don’t regret growing older.It’s a privilege denied to many “
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