Julianne Moore is opening up about why she doesn’t really like the phrase ‘aging gracefully’.
The 60-year-old actress admits that the saying is a bit sexist from her view.
Click inside to see why Julianne is saying that…
Speaking to As If magazine, Julianne says that “there’s so much judgement inherent in the term ‘aging gracefully.’”
“Is there an ungraceful way to age?” she muses. “We don’t have an option of course. No one has an option about aging, 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?”
Julianne went on, thinking that people should be thinking more of how should be “about inner growth.”
“I think 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,” Julianne says. “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 friends and family need or want? How do we continue to evolve? How do we navigate life to have even deeper experiences? That’s what aging should be about.”
She’s ready for things to change too.
“I think it’s about time things change, and it’s fantastic that these behaviors are no longer being tolerated. The old hierarchy is being disassembled.”
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