“It’s time to change how we think about and talk about aging in the media.”
“Aging is inevitable.”
“Isn’t it time to change how we view aging? Have we created a society of “haves” and “have nots” based not so much on how much we have, but on how much we can spend on looking younger? Have we completely removed any opportunity for a level playing field? Have we fooled ourselves to the point where we actually believe we are younger just by erasing crow’s feet with Botox? And do we think we fool others?”
Barbara Hannah Grufferman’s HUFFPOST blog asks a great question. Is it ok for the media to focus on youth? Aging is inevitable; if we are lucky. Are we creating more discontent and depression by being somewhat ‘dishonest’ in how we depict our fellow sisters in magazines, billboards, movies, and online?