I was recently thinking about how the times have changed our “standards” on how we look as we age. Really, it seems as if its become the norm to NOT age and have perfect bodies. Please understand that I’m not writing this at all in a critical way, but actually in a very amused way as I made this observation. Here’s how I took notice of society’s “youthful” look and perfect bodies….
I donno what possessed me to make this purchase this summer, but I did and OMG I was SOOOOO happy!
Yes, “THE LOOOOOOVE BOAT PROMISES SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.” All I could find was the first two seasons. Anyways, it dawned on me that I saw wrinkles on foreheads, flatter soggier boobs, more curvaceous bodies, no big fat lips, and people looked DIFFERENT. I don’t want to say older, or better, or even worse. They just looked DIFFERENT. And it dawned on me…. Turn on the TV now… do you see people looking that now? No way! Now, this is what you see….
By the way, can I just say BRAVO is one of my FAVE channels EVER? Ok… so anyways, most women I see have been “worked on” right?
Botox, boob jobs, plastic surgery, is the norm today. What would all these folks look like if they remained untouched and aged being proactive on just with their skin care and had whatever body God gave them and whatever they did with diet and exersize? I wonder what we’d see! It’s not only women, but men too. It’s not only celebrities doing this but lots of everyday folks are turning to more drastic measures to fight Father Time. You don’t have to be rich and famous to visit the local plastic surgeon.
Kinda funny thought to ponder! Hey, I won’t deny I’m vain and I LOVE to look my best, so this is not in any way meant to criticize, but just think of this as a sign of the times! I don’t think Mrs. Garrett from The Facts of Life would have had botox, do you?
Marie at Aging Bodies says
Maybe you should come visit my neighborhood. There are plenty of people who are aging naturally – and look it!
I think that is awesome, Marie! If course the picture that I posted representing today’s aging is more of the “Plastic Palace”. HA! I’m 40 and thinking of what my future holds 🙂