Aging is natural

 

Aging is a natural process, but how you is what matters to most people.

Aging means many things to different people. To some the concern is about looks, to others it is about performance, and another may be concerned about their body. If you are like me my concern about aging is more about moving than how I look. For years women have been the most concerned about their looks. It seems to me a recent phenomenon for men to be not just concerned but overly concerned about their looks. I must say that to some degree I think it’s a good thing. I can recall being young and the biggest concern the boys had was about getting enough grease in their hair to make it stay up in an Elvis do. If that doesn’t give away my age nothing will.

The male concern about their looks today includes their skin, face, hair, and smell. Some of the products do surprise me. Such as very expensive colognes, but you must remember that most of the men I grew up with used Old Spice, which I see has made a comeback. Shaving was simply a battle over masculinity! You were presumed a lesser man if you used an electric razor instead of a real blade. Now I feel pity for young men just starting to shave because it is no longer just a choice between the two but between seemingly hundreds of different types of single blade, twin blade even triple blades. I don’t to see much in the way of electric razors, but I’m sure the electric razors are out there somewhere.

Women and men, both, it appears these days more concerned about looking young or younger than they are about being youthful as they age. I have seen women who look like they are in their 40’s but act like they are in their nineties. No amount of face cream can change that. I have also seen women in their 70’s that act like they are 50 something. These are the people I would aspire to be. That is if I wasn’t already in my 70’s. I sure hope I am not viewed as someone in their 90’s yet. Whatever that will look or feel like.

So tell me which would you rather have? Good looks, by way of face that doesn’t match you body, or a strong and flexible body, with a face that looks like it earned the years of staying fit?

 

Take a look at video below. To be honest this how I am looking forward to living as I age. If I can dance like this woman at her 90th birthday, I will think I have lived a wonderful life.

 

 

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