“Please don’t retouch my wrinkles.It took me so long to earn them” Anna Magnani

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“The pressure about ageing in women comes from other women,” 

   Marisa Peer

Do you agree ?

Do women always wish to look younger ? What about men ?

Curiosity ,about knowing the age of women always remains a hot

topic,whether in our daily routine or during meetings with other

company members or while comparing one women to other in

socializing times ,or looking at our neighbours ?

It is said one should never ask a women of her age,I am not sure why

this is so !

As far as men are concerned I don’t think majority of them care about

age of another male.

My article is meant  equally to both men and  women.

Think of the industry which thrives on our money because we love to

look younger .

And what are  the ways,we try to look  pleasingly younger ??

Fake fuller lips,Acid peel,Thick brows Skin care products,Collagen

supplements,botax,Silicon,hair nutrients,under eye fillers,facials,hair

dyes,hair coloring liquids,moisturizers,plastic surgery,anti stretch

marking products,anti blemishing solutions,anti sagging belts,anti

pimples creams,fair creams……the  list never ending !

Looks like our entire body is  flooded and washed with chemicals,just

to achieve one single task ie.looking younger.

Again coming back to my question why should one make attempts to

look younger ?

I don’t have a perfect answer.

As Kwasi Baaco(quora) says there are three probable cause for older people trying to look younger.

1.Attention seeking-

Who doesn’t like being given all the attention in the society ? ( this is irrespective of age)

Majority of us love to have attention,be in our day to day acivities or in social media,in public events,in group gathering etc .etc.

Ladies in particular want to be the cynosure of all  eyes.So the younger you look,the better attention grabbing.

2.Sexual attraction

Let us accept the truth.

As all of us know ,the younger you look ,more sexy you appear.

Don’t mistake me here…I don’t mean any bad intention.Just talking about people appearing sexy,thats all.

To be attractive to the opposite sex ,one spends lots of time and money on beautifying ones body.


Human mind and the psychology of human being is too complex to be analysed and understood.As we age ,I mean both sexes, we feel we are nearing to the frightening and inevitable death.

Instead of welcoming death ,that we are going to the Heaven,far away from the hustle bustle of the mad world,we concentrate more on looking younger,since young means… far away from death.

Don’t laugh at me for this theory….this is purely based on psychology of human mind,which subconsciously forever wants to taste the fountain of youth filled with nectar.

I shall add one more

4.Fear of looking older

Older people look fragile,think that they are worthless,

Start feeling that they are avoided at every instance,no body cares or listens.

Old people are called by all names,examples,old hag,old timer,oldy,old fart,senile,feisty old lady.. etc etc.

From industry point of view …productivity from old people is Zero.

Any idea of the word ‘ GERASCOPHOBIA’

It’s a Greek word meaning deepfear of getting old

Why can’t one age gracefully ?

Don’t you think there is ‘beauty’ indeed in aging ?

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

 And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!”

Audrey Hepburn

“Aging gracefully is one thing, but trying to slow it down is another.”

Courteney Cox

 “Don’t regret growing older.It’s a previlage denied to many “


Please share your thoughts.

Thank you.   Philosophy through photography

16 thoughts on ““Please don’t retouch my wrinkles.It took me so long to earn them” Anna Magnani

  1. Please, I would like you to follow my blog, Thanks.

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    1. Thank you Michael Ogazie.Its my pleasure to go through your blog and follow.


  2. Whatever one tries to look young finally it shows up after some time. Age cannot be hidden.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Well said Savitha You hit the point.That is exactly I was trying to convince. Thank you for your thought and taking your time.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. A thought provoking post indeed

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much BeingAlive for stopping by and taking your time.Appreciate.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. The quotes in the end were amazing.👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Sonali for liking the quotes and taking your time to read and reply.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Oh, it was a pleasure to read them. They were really good.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Peter Adewumi Oct 17, 2018 — 21:21



    1. Thank you so much Peter Adewumi.Appreciate for taking you time to read.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Peter Adewumi Nov 4, 2018 — 16:41

        You’re welcome.


  6. I totally agree. Our harshest critics are fellow women.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. This alsi my experience.Thank you ajeanneinthekitchen.


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