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Happy 50th, Madonna! 
16th-Aug-2008 11:18 pm
madonna 50: charliemc
Just had to mention Madonna's 50th . . . seems like the world keeps aging . . . what's that about? Eventually we'll all catch up with each other, believe it or not.

And, yes, friends out there, you, too, will turn 50 someday. And hopefully you'll still feel fabulous and live a fabulous life. The picture of me on my default icon was taken a couple days after my 50th. And there's never a day I get up and think "I'm old"; in fact, I'm shocked when I hear a reference to it.

I still remember having one of the princesses refer to Madonna as "old" in a newspaper interview some 16 or 17 years ago. I remember giving her hell about it. And just think, now that girl is older than Madonna was then, and I bet she doesn't look or feel near as good as Madge does at 50.

Age really is a state of mind. And if you can keep your body healthy, there's nothing to fear.

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17th-Aug-2008 06:21 am (UTC)
I totally agree and I find this post of yours very inspiring! I have never *felt* whatever age I have been, age is immaterial to me. I am me, and I think I will feel and act young my whole life. I like your attitude, that's what's wrong with most people, they think they have to act or live a certain way just because of this *age* thing...what is it after all but a few numbers on a bit of paper. Unless someone sees our birth certificate, how do they even know what *age* we are lol

I'm 44 AND I just don't care. I still wear the same size clothes I wore when I was 18 and people who meet me or know me think I am in my early 30's and I think that is because I am *young* in mind and also because I eat well, wear trendy clothes and my figure is as good as any teen.

Go you, I bet you look FABULOUS! xx
18th-Aug-2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, it's great to hear from someone who feels like I do!

My life got even better after 40. Actually, I think I look and feel much better now than when I was a teenager. I'm definitely fitter, even if I weigh a bit more.

It's funny . . . the world is aging demographically, but we're still obsessed in the media with youth. It's great to see these pop icons aging, too, because that forces the world to take note that age is just a state of mind.

19th-Aug-2008 02:42 am (UTC) - Hmm.
Most people in my opinion feel fairly 'young' until a severe health problem arises. When I was in my 50's I often felt in my 80's, when I got past most of the health problem, I felt in my 30's and 40's again.
Now, I enjoy being 60...often feel more like 40 but sprinkled with days of 70's.
Yes, we can help of sense of wellness and youth but I don't fight it when my body says it's 'too old for today'....it just needs rest.
Rest makes a difference but too much non-activity will age a person rapidly.
(Gosh, I'm full of opinions tonight!)
19th-Aug-2008 06:59 am (UTC) - Re: Hmm.
I think people *should* feel young, but I know far too many people who talk all the time about how old they are. And they use their age as an excuse to not do certain things.

I agree health has a lot to do with it. When I got my shoulder problem last year, I didn't equate it with age. But I knew other people would, so I rarely referred to it. I figure my body has good days and bad days, and I had a lot more of those bad days when I was younger.

Yes, I definitely need to rest more to recuperate . . . I just don't seem to find the time. But I also follow a rigorous vitamin regimen that I think makes a difference and has helped me transform myself. I'm a real believer in vitamins.

Thanks for taking the time to share your opinions with me! I love it!
19th-Aug-2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
I too feel that age is a state of mind almost as much as a state of the calendar. I may be almost forty but I still feel most days more like twenty and I love it. We are all going to age, it happens to the best of us, but we don't ever have to feel old without our consent.

PS: I love Madonna. I would like her to be like the lady in my icon, Marianne Faithfull, still making music and raising hell for just as long as she wants to.

Edited at 2008-08-19 04:51 pm (UTC)
19th-Aug-2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear there are women like you who are feeling great past 30-something! When it comes to people accepting women at all ages, I think it helps that all these pop icons and actresses are aging and doing it well.

And, YES, Madonna will go on as long as she wants, despite all the detractors.

Wow, Marianne looks great.
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