Jameela Jamil, the actor and radio presenter recently revealed on Twitter what she thinks about ageing.
She wrote: “I would just like to say, that as someone who has been chronically ill my whole life, and had cancer twice, I find it EXTREMELY offensive that there is a cultural taboo around ageing. Those of us who fight for our lives and those who lost that fight young deserve more respect. I am of the mindset that it’s a blessing to grow old. It is a sickness of our society to look at ageing as anything other than an achievement/privilege.”
“Not everyone gets the luxury of getting older. And I think it’s a scared thing that I cherish every day. My lines are my souvenirs.”
She also added: “That if your face has lines around your eyes and mouth it means you’ve laughed a lot. I pray I look older in 10 years, cause that will mean I’m alive.”
Ageing is inevitable, aging happens to everybody. It’s part of life. We have to begin recognising the skills gained with experience so that we can create the kind of society we want to live in when we ourselves are fortune enough to reach older age.