If ageing is such a privilege then why is it a dirty word?

Old age should be something that each and every one of us aspire to. As Helen Mirren so aptly put it “you only have two options in life: die young, or get old. There is nothing else.” If this is the case then ageing is a privilege. So why is it such a dirty word?

Why do people, and women in particular, do everything possible to slow the ageing process? We are told that we need to purchase ‘ANTI-ageing’ face creams, make those wrinkles disappear, and dye our hair.

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