Tagged: ageing

Ageing

How do you feel about getting older? Do you embrace the fact, or deny the inevitable? According to the UN report, in 2050, there will be over 2 billion people that will be over 60 years old, globally. Most of the ageing population, is prevalent in developing countries. So this alarming statistical information, highlights the need for increased healthcare services, especially dementia. There is now over 7 million new cases of dementia, diagnosed worldwide annually, according to statistics. Amazing. I will be over 60 years old, in 2050, one of those ‘aged’ people. Great. Turning another year older in a few weeks, only brings a smile to my face. On reflection, life has been an incredible kaleidoscope of events, adventure and advancement. Ageing is mere reality, beauty and truth.

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

Beauty

Both intrinsic and extrinsic qualities define beauty. Every human being has something to offer, however ‘beauty’ changes, with age? Right? Our body gravitates and our minds are challenged daily, by other people and experience/s. I constantly question myself about the idea of cosmetic surgery, namely botox, suggesting this might eradicate crows feet and wrinkles, perfecting skin tone. I know many friends who are addicted to this minor procedure, to possibly look younger, or stunt the ageing process. So being flawless on the exterior, is something that maybe achievable, but what about the interior? Insecurities, anxiety, low self esteem and/or poor confidence. I think these issues are much more important. Working on your own ‘self’ through exercise, therapy, discussion groups, lifecoaching sessions, you name it, this is beauty. When you are happy in your own skin, and look in the mirror and love your reflection. That is something to be marveled at, naturally.

“Beauty is not caused. It is.” – Emily Dickinson