Aging gracefully – What it means to us


Generally growing old gracefully is accepting your limitations and not fighting growing old.

“Aging gracefully” has often been a word used to describe people especially women who choose to grow older without undergoing any aesthetic procedures to help them maintain their looks. This perspective, however, feels a bit outdated. There was a time when plastic surgery was a taboo subject, but today, it has gained wide acceptance.

Is aging gracefully a female term?  Do men aged gracefully too?

Personally I would say “aging gracefully” applies to both genders.

“Aging gracefully” means keeping your attitude young and exploring new options.  There are so many new things to learn and do. Learning is a continuous process irregardless of age.  It would be a shame to stick with the old ways  and not accept change.  We do not want to be labelled as the “old stick-in-the-mud.”

“Aging gracefully” means a slow decline or evidence of aging, at a slow pace.  Showing wrinkles and feeling aches and pains at a minimum.   We can either face that it takes a little longer to do some things then before or just sit and waste away and make ourselves and every one else around us miserable.  Some days are just hard and we have to deal and gracefully bow out of things when that happens.  We do not have to stop enjoying life even if we slow down some.  Age is just a number.

“Aging gracefully” is being able to laugh at yourself and to have the wisdom to deal with life as it comes.  The trick of growing gracefully is to wear a smile on your face, hiding all your pains and aches.  Smiling relaxes the facial muscles and reduces wrinkles.

Some people behave old and act old even when they are not while some oldies are jollies. When I was twenty, I thought those in their fifties are oldies.  When I was forty, I thought those in their sixties are oldies and now that I reached the magical fifty, oldies to me are those in their eighties.  I wonder when I turn eighty, would I feel like an old old oldie?

At this stage, I certainly do not act like a fifty jolly oldie.  Do you act your age?


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– Cosmetic Surgery anyone?  For vanity or profession ?
– Credit to contributors of what aging gracefully means on Yahoo Answers

Cosmetic surgery anyone ? For vanity or profession ?


Plastic surgery anyone ?  For vanity or profession ?

As our local daily reports ………..

When you consider Western women’s motivations for plastic surgery, employment doesn’t tend to feature. With the exception of glamour models and actresses, whose careers might rely on levels of perfection Mother Nature simply can’t deliver, cosmetic alterations are generally chosen for personal reasons. Or as “personal” as possible when you in live in an appearance-obsessed society, rather than a bubble.

In other words, plastic surgery in the Western world is overwhelmingly attributed to “vanity”, for want of a less damning term.

Not so in China. As reported by The Daily Beast contributor Joanna Chiu, Chinese women are going under the knife in the belief it will help them professionally.

To read on please click Cosmetic surgery to get ahead booms in China.

What is the world becoming?

Have we all lost our confidence?

Why the need for cosmetic surgery?

The answer to that is numerous. I would not venture into that but if anyone is so desperate as to consider changing your looks to get ahead (other than being in an accident that cosmetic surgery is the only answer), one word of caution is to source the most reputable clinic as lack of training (of that clinic) may be deadly.  Click this link for cosmetic surgery that turn deadly.  For whatever reason be it vanity or profession, you are risking your life and may result in looking worst than you are.  Do you not appreciate the way God created you the way you are?   Beauty is within you and cosmetic surgery does not make you beautiful inside out.

Thank you God for creating me the way I am.  I am happy with my look and I know in your eyes I am beautiful with my two brown eyes, one small nose and one rosebud mouth.  What more can I ask for?



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