I really love my grey hair, love my figure , and wouldn't change a thing. Growing old is way better than dying young
If embracing your age means, not dying your hair or getting cosmetic surgery., I'm down with that. But we still need to take care of ourselves by eating right, exercising and getting adequate amounts of sleep.
It's easy to mock people who try to look younger. The older you get, the less seriously people take you -with some exceptions. I am 70 and have let my hair go gray. If one more person calls me "young lady," I may hit them. Older women are often "invisible" in large gatherings.
I feel much better with my hair coloured. It is no one else's business what I look like or what I wear.
I'm old! Better than the alternative.And my wife and partner of 43 years is still as pretty to me as she was at 16 .
Whenever I see a comment about a public figure "not aging well" I wonder if these people have any idea about the aging process and how wrinkles, sagging, and grey hair are a natural part of aging. I wonder more about the people who have themselves injected with botox and fillers to the point where they all look the same. They look like members of some mutant race. Frozen foreheads, cheeks loaded with silicone, and duck lips? No thanks.
Alas,looking at the surgicallly ravaged face of Ivana Trump, shows exactly why trying to pretend you haven't lost your youth is sad and pathetic.
I love being over 50. I went vegan for my health. If I'm invisible- good. I am in the best place in my life and want to be left alone. I'm wise, well traveled and confident. I know where my talents lie. And I wont tolerate manipulative garbage anymore. I couldn't care less what anyone thinks and only give time and attention to positive people firmly in my corner. I found my high school sweetheart on Facebook after 3o years. We got married and cherish each other in a way our younger selves would not have known to do. I think older faces are beautiful as hell. Just an old bird content to look down from the telephone wire, living the best years. :-)
Trying to look younger than you are is rooted in shame. Trying to look good for your age is not. Mousturizing twice a day is not something shameful.
People who try too hard to look younger wind up looking worse. That is why we cringe when see our beloved stars on TV and say "what has he/she done to her face!"