I don’t feel my age at all, according to expectations I’ve had my entire life. I also look nothing like my mother did at my age. I was surprised that my friends all said the same about their parents. Is there anything to this, is it some kind of a larger trend?
– Susan H.
I get this all the time: “You can’t be that age, you look so good for your age!” This is just what this age looks like for me. We are still walking around with this picture of what we are supposed to feel like and look like by a certain age. It goes back to how we each define age, and if we tie it to a chronological number with expectations on that number, that is going to be the life we live. My Ageless model is tied to where we are developmentally and how we hold our full life of agelessness – your whole life as a being, not by chronological age. For me, it’s exciting that you’re not feeling that age! I have people in my life who are 103, 106; how could they possibly know what it’s like to be that age?
The good news is that we don’t look like our mothers did, most of us, because we have changed our diet, we are doing things that are healthy, we are out in the world, productive, managing companies, bringing up kids, being wives, mothers, and doing it all. We are given the chance to be fully alive and enlivened. Our mothers were not. They were stopped at many turns. We all know someone we could ask. So now, there is something new. We are living longer than our parents did. There is so much new medical and age tech and healthcare advancements that are going on that will add so many more years. Right now the stats are that if you’re in midlife, your expectancy can be 95. It’s not out of the realm of the possible anymore. Scientifically, people today are more youthful physically and mentally than their parents, but it also comes back to routing out and owning the inner ageism we are all working around.