As I look at my mother, I am filled with pride, she has never ever used make-up, her skin even after she has touched 80, looks flawless, although she has gradually wizened and her hair has turned grey. The respect she earns for her looks is ‘incredible.’ Aging of the face and loss of sharp shape is but inevitable. Why go under the knife when you can age gracefully, advocating surgical procedures to retain youth, is that a good option after all?
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. –Henri Frederic Ameil
We are all aging every day whether we go from 29 to 30 or 69 to 70. How we decide to deal with the aging process determines whether we will feel anger and despair or whether we will decide to accept those changes which will inevitably occur as we age.
The Challenges of Aging
What is our REAL age? Perceived age can be very different than how old we are at the cellular level.
How old are you? Frankly, it’s a question I rarely ask myself or think about anymore. When I was younger, it seemed I thought about my age all the time. The youngest of five, I just wanted to be older and thought about it constantly because ‘older’ to me meant the freedom to live how I wanted. Not that I had a particularly suppressed childhood, I didn’t, it was quite the opposite, in fact. No, I just wanted to grow up as quick as I could and do what I wanted to do. And, on reflection, I did do just that.