Why I’m Anti Anti-Aging

For years, I have absolutely despised the term “anti-aging”. The term is negative and conveys fear and self-hate. Frankly, it is the antithesis of what I believe about aging. I believe that aging is not something that we should fear, but embrace. Getting older means building our life experiences, growing our families, and developing our life passions and relationships. Getting older does not mean losing our beauty or style (see my post on French Women + Aging to see what I mean). Life is all about attitude and mine is that you can look and feel your best at any age. In fact, I actually have found that I like myself more with each passing year – I was insecure and unsure in my twenties, I am secure and content in my fifties.

I want to hear from you on this: Do you agree with me or am I being too picky about the term? Do you have other ideas for terms that would be better than anti-aging? Please share your comments below!

3 thoughts on “Why I’m Anti Anti-Aging”

  1. I totally agree! You’re hitting on an industry wide problem – there are a lot of fear tactics teach women that getting older is something to be afraid of. Its sad… but I like that some companies (Dove, Vassuer) are trying to change the conversation.

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