Wednesday, May 01, 2013

In The Pursuit of Happiness: Susan Sarandon on aging

We've mused about our favorite age before, and I'm eagerly (and a bit nervously...) anticipating turning the big 3-2 in August. So often, we hear stories from people -- both men and women -- who are deathly afraid of aging and will try everything from Botox to invasive plastic surgery to recapture the fountain of youth. The lesson? Aging is something to be feared. It should be avoided at all costs.

So, it was refreshing to read a recent interview with actress Susan Sarandon in this week's USA Weekend. The 66-year-old, who stars in the new film The Big Wedding, says the best age is definitely well into your 30s...

"It has to be post-30, because you spend your 20s trying to figure out who you are and what your voice is. I was hitting my stride in my 40s. My 60s haven't been too bad."
Thank you, Ms. Sarandon! It's so nice to hear from someone who is so beautifully embracing their age. Isn't she inspiring? Who else do you admire for aging gracefully? What have they taught you, friends? xoxo

2 comments:

Chloe Moon said...

I just love everything Susan Sarandon is in and does! She is such an inspiring actress and she is so right about the 20's!! I'm 27 and I can't wait to be 30! Hopefully I'll have a clue too by then! =)

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Nat said...

Susan Sarandon is amazing! She's right - I know loads of people who worried about turning 30 but I have to say that I love being in my 30s. I'm much more comfortable with myself, my life and my looks these days - I hope that the trend will carry on as I get older!

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