Pro-age

@FayeHazel (19951)
United States
November 30, 2017 10:52pm CST
I've often wondered why aging is cast in such a poor light. Sure there are aspects of aging that are not good at all - like lack of energy, bones get brittle, wrinkles, etc. But there's good things too, like life experience, wisdom... and there's good and bad things at all points in life - but no one speaks of anti-youth movements or anti-middle aged movements. Only anti-aging. Sure, I guess we wouldn't want any products that accelerate the bad parts of aging such as - oh yeah wrinkle cream (that causes wrinkles) - but why do we look at grey hair and laugh lines as equaling - no longer desirable? One woman, a model and make up artist named Cindy Joseph feels the same way - she actually created a line of cosmetics that she calls pro-age. I have never used the cosmetics, so I cant' vouch for them. However I find her attitude very inspiring. Here's an article with her thoughts on not fighting aging :
With laugh lines and a full head of long silver hair, Cindy Joseph is defying all age barriers. She started modeling at the age of 49 when a casting agen...
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
I think I am more tolerant than I was. And if something bothers me I'm more likely to just walk away and not get in a sweat about stuff.
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@YrNemo (14717)
1 Dec
We no longer have the energy to be aggressive about trivial things .
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
@YrNemo That's about the truth of it. I can't be bothered getting upset about things now.
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@YrNemo (14717)
1 Dec
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@cahaya1983 (10038)
• Malaysia
1 Dec
I don't know if it's because of my age now or anything but I've never understood why aging seems to scare some people and especially women. I think worrying about aging is what actually makes people "age".
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
1 Dec
You are very right.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
That is another beautiful attitude. I will try to remember for myself. I think sometimes it's to do with the media (trying to convince us we can never look young enough) and or some men's attitudes. (When I was 30, a 53 year old told me that I was too old for him. Wow. )
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@cahaya1983 (10038)
• Malaysia
2 Dec
@FayeHazel 30 is too old? You probably should have said the same to him!
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@WorDazza (10091)
• Manchester, England
1 Dec
I have certainly aged but I've never grown up. I think that helps to keep you feeling and even looking younger. No matter what her age Cindy Joseph is an incredibly attractive woman. Proves that growing old gracefully can often be far more attractive than trying to defy the march of time with excessive surgery.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
Ah well worded @WorDazza . I think you fit the "not grown up" bit. lol. And good on you, too! Keeping a light heart is worth a lot. I agree. (I'm straight) but Cindy is equally as attractive as the younger models out and about today. She seems so effortlessly elegant. You are right again -- Meg Ryan is a good example of the latter
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@WorDazza (10091)
• Manchester, England
4 Dec
@FayeHazel There is a certain elegance about an attractive older woman that most young women just can't seem to pull off. I remember seeing Meg Ryan in Inner Space back in the 80s. I couldn't believe anyone could be so attractive!!
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
4 Dec
@WorDazza Bless you for realizing that too. Seems like a lot of men (maybe a lot of women too?) don't understand that. I went to a big bellydance convention once, saw a lot of performers. Everyone was fantastic and talented, however the older ladies just danced with so much more... grace, elegance, confidence.... something like that. It is a quality that I can't find words for, but it's true and it's truly awesome to see.
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• United States
1 Dec
Maybe not many people are so against youth or middle age as they are with the concept of loosing either facet of existence . . .
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
That could be too. Age is a part of change
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• United States
1 Dec
@FayeHazel I like to embrace it with at least integrity and good health so I strive for that , so far so good and ya know silver-white actually looks good strewn through straw-blonde hair at my age
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
3 Dec
@enlightenedpsych2 - That is a most healthy outlook. :-) I have often thought that grey hair can be really pretty :-)
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Dec
At my age, I have to be pro-age. Baldness started early, and I like to think that wisdom comes with wear. Some people gain a "classic" look as they age.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
Nothing wrong with baldness. There is a certain distinguished look that comes to people as they age. Not all a bad thing.
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• United States
1 Dec
It's sad really how older people are not respected when they start showing age. In many cultures the elderly are greatly respected, but that seems to be changing in the US where youth is everything. Good for her, she really is pretty, and didn't let anyone define who she is.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
Ah yes. That is sad, the disrespect we show most of our elderly population. I wonder why it seems mostly to be a US. thing. She's stunning. Nothing to fear getting older :-)
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@YrNemo (14717)
1 Dec
There are so many pro-age creams on the market that you would be surprised. They are under different names, that's all. Most of them expensive, too expensive that I rather get some wrinkles naturally than worrying about where I could find the money to get a tiny jar of cream. It is good that with aging, we are less desirable. Just imagine, with less energy, weak bones etc, and had to run for our life too because some people had lusted after us. Ew . (You are still very young and atrractive, a baby to me and many other members here .)
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
Ah, one of my friends looked for an anti wrinkle cream. I was surprised at the cost. I didn't know a teeny tiny little jar could cost that much. I love your outlook. I guess you're right, a time for everything. Ha ha... oh I do appreciate that. I'm 35. Actually I noticed a big decline in the amount of male attention I attract ever since age 30. :/
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@YrNemo (14717)
2 Dec
@FayeHazel Oh no, they are still watching you but in a more discreet manner . Up to age 48 or so, I think most of us females are still very attractive, like a yummy ripe fruit.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
3 Dec
@YrNemo Ah... well, discreet I can deal with. :-) Thank you, you have given me a whole new way to look at this. I tend to agree. Mature women are wonderfully attractive as well, exuding a grace and elegance that youth simply don't have yet.
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Dec
I also find her attitude very inspiring . I have recently told my sister that thanks to aging, certain things have stopped freaking me out...and that is a positive. :)
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
That's a good thing. :-) I find I get a little less perfectionist as I age. Another good thing.
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
2 Dec
@FayeHazel , that is a good thing :-) . Takes a bit of pressure off a person.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
3 Dec
@bluesa Ah yes, a breath of fresh air
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@Hannihar (42069)
1 Dec
Very interesting. I have never heard of them. I am a senior citizen and I for one do not like growing older.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
True, there are some negatives as I'm just starting to find out.... however some positives such as life experience :-)
@Hannihar (42069)
3 Dec
@FayeHazel Faye, positives are good.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
3 Dec
@Hannihar I agree
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@TRBRocks420 (82760)
• Banks, Oregon
1 Dec
Very interesting and, a lot of good things about aging most become better people.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
True! I find that I am little less perfectionist as I get older, that's a good thing :-)
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@andriaperry (58834)
• United States
1 Dec
Can stop it, unless you get a face lift but that could turn out bad, like Kenny Rogers bad.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
Ha ha! Yes. Or Meg Ryan. She used to be so pretty before that cosmetic procedure,whatever she had done
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@just4him (127235)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Dec
It's an interesting idea. I would love to stop the aging process and continue to look youthful.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
Sometimes I wonder if it's in how make up is applied, or hair cuts... if those things change as we get older, maybe our younger "style" makes us look older? Just a thought I've been mulling over
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@just4him (127235)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Dec
@FayeHazel That could very well be. I've seen older women with long hair, and they look like they're trying to look young and not doing a very good job of it. Then again, if done right can look elegant.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
@just4him That's very true. Or sometimes clothes. I think people should wear what makes them happy, but sometimes a little different style would enhance the person/not look desperate
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Dec
Then again, I'm 53 and still as irresponsible as ever!
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
4 Dec
Hm, but then you are also wiser :-)
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Dec
@FayeHazel - Don't count on that!
@Kandae11 (40370)
1 Dec
I think the same as@DianneN - I will fight them every step of the way - but as naturally as possible.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
True, it is going to happen, but no need to do anything bizarre to fight it
@shaggin (37756)
• United States
1 Dec
I hate my wrinkles but what can you do no one stays looking young forever.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
Ah, true, sometimes there is not much one can do, but embrace it
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@tzwrites (4954)
• Romania
1 Dec
I think most people don't want to age so they view ageing as a negative thing and always put negative thoughts with ageing.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
True, I didn't think of that. People usually don't like change and age is a part of change
@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
1 Dec
With age one gets experience and tolerance power and that are the positive side of aging.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
Very true right there
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@Courtlynn (55302)
• United States
1 Dec
This is interesting. Something to think about
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
It changed my outlook
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@kepweng (18623)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
1 Dec
nice but even these product invented its Useless!
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
I agree -- a lot of the anti-age products don't really work. Or at least not as magically as people hope they would
@BloggerDi (921)
• United States
1 Dec
Thanks for sharing this @FayeHazel. Bravo Cindy Joseph! I'm 54 and I love being this age. I'm grateful for the life lessons I've learned to this point. I'm looking forward to learning more. I see physical changes in my face and body, but I don't hate them. I'm thankful to be fairly healthy!
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
1 Dec
So welcome, it is something that truly speaks to my heart. Where did youth start being seen as the only attractive thing? It isn't the only attractive quality... You're right, health is the most important. Here's to getting older and wiser
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