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Demi Moore and the Big Secret

As a woman who’s well over 50, I was drawn in by the title of the article, “No Country for Old Women: Demi Moore and Our Fear of Aging.” Written from a sympathetic point of view, the author described how the youth obsessed culture of our country has pushed Demi and other aging actresses into taking desperate measures to retain their youthful looks:

The fact of the matter is the film industry, in the US and around the world, has pitted women against Mother Nature. It’s an impossible battle to win and we all know it. But when women remind other women of that fact, like Demi Moore has, we blame and label them as unsuccessful, shower them with pity and disgust. We think they are “pathetic.”

The author went on to further disparage the worldview of older women:

The sad fact is as we grow older, women around the world, but especially those working in films, are told that they are worthless. How ridiculous and wrong is that?

I used to hold similar thoughts and feared my fiftieth birthday like no other. But what I’ve grown to know—and what countless woman around the world also share—is the big secret. And that secret is the undeniable fact that, for most of us, there is no better time in a woman’s life than the years past 50.

I’ve filled this blog with several reasons the golden years are aptly named… especially if you’re a woman. I won’t go on to list them again now. Suffice it to say, it’s time for us to share this amazing secret and let our younger sisters know what great things await them. There are a number of words that aptly describe life on the feisty side of fifty and, believe me, pathetic isn’t one of them!

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3 Responses to “Demi Moore and the Big Secret”

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    Pur Essence Anti Aging:

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    Kathy Barthel:

    Definitely! Another secret to dealing with aging is to try to live in this moment right now and not to linger on what is past or fret over what has yet to happen in the future. When we do that we completely miss out on the many small joys that we experience every day. The advertising industry and anyone else who tells women they’re no longer viable, preys on these fears and preoccupations. Neither the past nor the future actually exist. The present does. The more women can focus on enjoying their lives today, the less they will be bound by false and manipulative messages.

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    nancy:

    Growing old with the age is a natural life cycle. Demi Moore looks gorgeous and pretty at her age. Blessings.

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