Julianne Moore has shared an empowering message about growing older – and we are totally here for it!
The Hollywood star shared her thoughts in a recent interview with As If magazine where she pointed out the term “ageing gracefully” is always used to describe women and not men.
“There’s so much judgment inherent in the term ‘ageing gracefully.’ Is there an ungraceful way to age?” she tells the publication, deeming the term “totally sexist.”
“We don’t have an option of course. No one has an option about ageing, so it’s not a positive or a negative thing, it just is. It’s part of the human condition, so why are we always talking about it as if it is something that we have control over?”
We hear you Julianne!
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The Academy Award-winning star adds that she subscribes to Helen Mirren’s belief that “ageing is a requirement of life, you either grow old or die young.”
She also emphasised the importance of “inner growth” and how, despite what the world may tell us, we continue growing as adults.
“We are given a narrative as children that we keep growing through school, maybe go to college then, after school is finished, the idea of growth is done. But we have all this life left to live. How do we continue to challenge ourselves, to interest ourselves, learn new things, be more helpful to other people, be the person that your friend and family need or want? How do we continue to evolve? How do we navigate life to have even deeper experiences?”
And according to Julianne, “that’s what ageing should be about.”
You can read the full, empowering interview in the latest issue of asifmag.com.
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