“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
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.
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 🙏🙏🙏
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