Of the many myths created by the cosmetic industry, one is that growing old or aging is a taboo and that it can be reversed by using certain of their anti aging products.
I must confess that I do not quite understand why people dread growing old.
Skin wrinkles, spots, dull skin etc. – do these really have to be our worst nightmares?
We all know that we are mortals. We will grow old. We will die.
Growing, as opposed to a process that should be enjoyed, is now a taboo.
This mentality does two things; two really bad things:
1. It makes the young consider the process of aging with fear.
2. It makes the elderly sorry about the fact that they are no longer young.
I’m all for Science. I’m all for progress. But when man thinks he can alter a natural process, he doesn’t even realise how silly he looks.
Here’s a simple fact : You can do whatever you can to prevent aging. Injections, surgery, creams, lotions, make up – but you will never succeed.
Also, I do not understand why ‘age’ only has a ‘physical’ connotation for some people.
You also grow and change mentally. Why is that often overlooked?
Isn’t that something to be proud of?
With age, you have more wisdom, experience, and a broader view of life.
Isn’t that a fact to be celebrated?
Does it not thrill you that once you have your golden years behind you, you can use your experience to guide the young
That is the best part about growing. The fact that you grow wiser.
Elderly people fascinate me. Those misty eyes behind the thick-rimmed glasses have seen so much that they are now a reservoir of wisdom.
Growing old is a natural process that is inevitable.
So, every time there’s an advertisement on TV that tries to create paranoia about the natural process of aging, remember that these are just businessmen trying to sell their products.
Aging is nothing to be ashamed of.