Let’s face it, in this crazy youth-obsessed culture, where everywhere you turn there is a new miracle face cream and new “must do” cosmetic procedure, getting older, especially for us women, can be something we dread. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
With age comes experience, confidence, and wisdom that the younger generation may not have for a few more decades. Age gives us a different beauty and a privilege not afforded by youth. Yes, looking in the mirror, we may see a few silver strands and some laugh lines that we would prefer not to have, but getting older isn’t about your changing looks; it is about embracing the life that you are still living. And by all means, embrace it, you’ve earned it!
To inspire you to embrace the next chapters of your life, here is a list of 20 Wisdom Filled Quotes On Aging That Prove Getting Older Is Empowering:
1| When I get old, they’re never going to say, “What a sweet old lady”. They are going to say, “What on earth is that crazy old woman up to now!”
2| As a woman gathers more years, she becomes more bold, which is not the same as brave; brave is jumping in. Bold is jumping with angels. In age, we learn to know the difference, for certain, “OLDER IS BOLDER”. Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
3| Beauty has no expiration date.
4| Forget about aging gracefully; focus instead on aging gratefully.
5| With age comes inner strength and the power of not caring what others think to validate who I am. My life is my business and age has given me the privilege to live it the way I want to. Paulette Klein, founder of LifeTraveledInStilettos
6| Act as young as you feel. You’re not getting older, you’re getting more entitled to be your fabulous self. Gwen Stefani
7| True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows; the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows. Audrey Hepburn
8| Why do they say we’re over the hill? I don’t even know what that means and why it’s a bad thing. When I go hiking and I get over the hill, that means I’m past the hard part and there’s a snack in my future. Ellen Degeneres
9| As soon as you feel too old to do something — DO IT and prove yourself wrong.
10| I don’t believe in age, I believe in energy. Don’t let age dictate what you can and can’t do. Tao Parchon-Lynch
11| The older I get, the more I understand that it’s OK to live a life that others don’t understand.
12| One of the benefits of being a mature well-educated woman is that you’re not afraid of expletives and you have no fear to put a fool in his place. That’s the power of language and experience. Judi Dench
13| Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind, stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, “I’m going to be 30 — oh, what am I going to do?”. Well, use that decade! Use them all. Betty White
14| I look forward to being older; when what you look like becomes less an issue and what you are is the point. Susan Sarandon
15| A beautiful face will age and a perfect body will change, but a beautiful soul will always be a beautiful soul.
16| The key to aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible.
17| Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
18| Aging catches up on you all of a sudden. It’s definitely more interesting to let yourself go through the process than do a bunch of surgery and get addicted to a face that’s not even yours. You can’t chase youth; you’ll just look older with a facelift. Linda Rodin
19| The older I get, the more I see how women are described as having gone mad when what they’ve actually become is knowledgeable and powerful and fucking furious. Sophie Heawood
20| Getting older has many advantages. I’m still as imperfect as ever, but I have learned that my imperfections make me who I am and more real as a woman. Getting older means not having to explain your quirkiness.
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