As woman, have we ever been really transparent about our age? Is there a tendency of not wanting to tell others our age? Why do we like to hide ‘how old’ we are in years? Are we so locked into what society and the media tell us that we have to look like, and to be, at a certain age?
Many women are concerned with how others will react when we tell them how old we are. Do we feel uncomfortable when we are not honest about telling our age? Is this because we feel age controls how I should be living as in "Am I living my life, or a life that someone else is asking me to live?”
If we are able to accept and claim whatever age we are at, we are not at the mercy of others’ reactions. When we receive comments such as: “You are not young anymore” which translates to “Don’t you even know that?” or “Act your age!” do we realise this attitude comes from the social conditioning of the stereotype of ageing?
Is it possible that we can be truly honest and transparent about our age, when we live fully and are true to ourselves, whatever our age, and not according to any external idea of who or what we should be?
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