Saturday, 24 August 2013

Excuse my soapbox for one minute

To anyone having a milestone celebration this year: please embrace it. Please don't be scared of the future or of getting old. I know that our society says that aging is bad and that we must hide any signs of aging. But please, as someone who may never get a chance to get 'old', embrace your age lines or spots or bags or whatever part of our body we are currently suppose to hate. I get that it is scary to age and not be young anymore, I understand you want to look 5 or 10 years younger. Sure, you have that right. I'm not saying to stop dying your hair or plucking your eyebrows but while you are getting your face injected with botox, just remember that you are one of the privileged who are fortunate enough to be born in a place and time where aging is possible. Don't waste that privilege by wishing it away. I know you probably have a list of all the things you thought you should have accomplished in the last decade but honestly, it doesn't matter. Be thankful for what you do have and that you still have the chance to make your dreams happen.

Stop complaining about getting old and start celebrating it. Seriously people, you have no idea how many people would rather be in your shoes.

Aaaand....end rant...

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