Helen Mirren makes her own rules

Helen Mirren, Photos by Miller Mobley via AARP The Magazine - not only twenty fashion blog over 40 fashion over 50 style

Helen Mirren, Photos by Miller Mobley via AARP The Magazine

Because the best thing about being over 70 is being over 70

 

A talented actress that is widely viewed as sexy even in her 70s, or rather, only just in her 70s.

Helen Mirren encourages all us to re-think what “getting old” means.

Talking about aging, is that true that 50 is the new 40, 40 the new 30 and so on?

Or maybe, 50 is (the new) 50?

When the journalist Robert Love asked the actress “What do you think about being an actress in your 70s?” (see AARP the magazine) she replies:

The best thing about being over 70 is being over 70. […] The idea of dying young when you’re 25 is kind of cool — a bit romantic, like James Dean. But then you realize that life is too much fun to do that. It’s fascinating and wonderful and emotional. So you just have to find a way of negotiating getting old psychologically and physically.”

So, is it time to redefine what does “to get older” mean?

Is it about health problems, lack of new interests or we are talking about taking control of your life?

As Helen Mirren says: Don’t allow people make rules for you, make your own rules.

When you are young, it could be difficult, but when you grow up and you can choose what kind of person to be, you can put your experience to work and make your own money, so you can make your own rules and be independent, free.

Helen Mirren, Photos by Miller Mobley via AARP The Magazine - not only twenty fashion blog over 40 fashion over 50 style

Helen Mirren, Photos by Miller Mobley via AARP The Magazine

 

 

Rita Palazzi
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