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Reverse Aging Process

Updated on December 29, 2012

This is a competitive world and man desires to live longer and stay younger so that he can indulge himself with the many techy gadgets and still have time to complete his bucket list.

So much to do in such little time! Now only if we could add 10 years to our life.

The latest trend is to put AGE in a REVERSE gear. When he turns 30 (calculating from the year he is born) his mindset is; that he has turned 20 years old. He has gained a grace of 10 years and that sure is remarkable. For 10 years can make any person RE-live the moments he cherished or try to gain on those minutes that he wasted idling around.

Forget the technology, it's the mindset that man has adapted to subtracting 10 years of his age from his actual year of birth.

Is'nt Man amazing!


What are the Benefits?

This new stage of life is a good thing. Man gets an advantage of trying out many possible paths and also the freedom to have experiences he did not have. By age 30, man usually takes on the role of young adulthood such as a stable job, marriage followed by parenthood. But, by using the new mantra; he can pause on the above rituals of life and celebrate the emerging adulthood a few more years than expected.

Does celebration of life matter?

Yes, if a responsible adult can pause and extend his celebration; it will give him the energy, vitality, optimism for life.

Is that essential?

Life is not easy and there is no harm in delaying taking upon the responsibilities of life. This avoids stress upon an individual, which could eventually lead to midlife crisis.

An individual taking additional years to take upon the accountability of his actions can help him search for his goal/dream of his life and that will give him plenty of time to come to terms IF his goals are not met/accomplished. Avoiding a sense of remorse can take him miles on this journey of life. This will also make him confident amongst his more successful friends and make him be at peace within himself since; he got plenty of time to re-try his dream/goal.

Ponder upon

Life is not about fulfilling the rituals on a timely basis.

Life is meant to be lived on one's own terms. This leads to fulfillment and that makes an individual realize the contentment within himself, which leads to a good appetite towards life.

World is getting so competitive that an individual ought to take a back seat now and then and let people pass by him. Eventually, life will make these assiduous people go into midlife crisis, where they will pause and reflect on their accomplishments and be their own judges.

Enjoying and putting life into perspective, while putting 10 years behind can make a whole lot of difference. Thus, the mantra of Turning 30 is the new 20.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hooray! Today I turned 53 because of your hub....I have decided you are absolutely correct about mindset so I am now ten years younger. Thank you my friend; this was a wonderful gift!

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Whoa! Awesome! So now I'ma tell everyone I'm only 34! Sounds so cool! Lol

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      LOL. Today I turn 23 and in September I will turn 24 because of your hub; however, nobody ever believes my age. I agree with the points you made in this hub. Celebration of life does matter. I think contentment is the key here. A positive outlook on life can make a big difference and by the law of attraction causes good things to happen making you feel good and slowing down the aging process. Eating healthy, exercising and drinking moderately can make you feel younger and more vibrant. Life is too short to have regrets. I also agree with you. If goals haven't been accomplished at a certain time, there's always a second chance to follow your dreams. Voted up!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      When it comes to life and living, I always remember Osho, the great Indian Guru. He said life is a celebration and you have to enjoy each and every moment. 20,30,60 or 70 why to care, you are always you, and I'm always I.

      Ruchira, thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts.

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      Larry Wall 4 years ago

      When I hear that 30 is the new 20 and 40 is the new 30, I immediately draw the conclusion that those people have not reach the maturity level to match their age. Might not be true for all but it is for some. I am 60 so I am only 50, except when I turn 66 and want to draw my Social Security and Medicare benefits, but if want to play the 60 is the new 50 I create a paradox, or I am just fooling myself.

      Sorry, I have not liked that term from the first time I heard it. I think I was abut 55 or would that had made me a new 45. Just be your age and do your best.

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      mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      I am afraid this news is really late in arrival.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Hi Bill,

      You are definitely young my friend. It's the mental outlook that matters and nOT the physical one :) Cheers to you!!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      haha...yes RHW is'nt it cool to be young mentally and still have a bright outlook towards life...yippiee!!

      Hi lovedoctor, you have a beautiful insight and I am happy to read your comment. Best wishes to you, my friend!!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Exactly Vinaya.

      I remember Osho's famous dialogue. Sure, it's the young at heart that matters and can make a difference!

      thanks for such an insightful comment. Always a pleasure to hear from you...cheers!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Hi Larry,

      I get what you are referring to.

      Sure, when we are aging...we ought to mature up as well. But, the new mantra that people are chanting is more to do with the ability to be able to do things and not give up on one's goal just because we have aged. As I have mentioned in my hub...a responsible individual.

      I wish you the best the life has to offer, my friend.

      Thanks for your insightful comment.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      haha...mckbirds such a pleasure to see you :)

      no opportunity is late, my friend...cheers!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Way to go Ruchira with making everyone ten years younger!! Woot!! I agree with your article and I'll toss in that 50 is the new 40! :)

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      thanks Linda!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Ruch what an article and hurray Billy is 53 and Lovedoctor is 23? wow she is so young..LOL the 30's is the new 20's .. what a great hub no one wants to die but it's going to happen so live your life..right?

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ruchira......Once again you have written a great hub on the subject of Age/Aging.....and you've made some people very happy!! I confess, that I really don't spend a lot of time even thinking about my age....or the aging process........I just accept that it is what it is and our "attitude" is most important.....along with a bit of common sense in terms of our life style......

      I see everyone is happily subtracting that EXTRA 10 years you've offered! Count me in too, of course!! UP+++

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      In my head I'm still only 18 years old then I look in the mirror, I wish just

      once it would tell a lie.

      Interesting hub. Voting up

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I vote 'awesome' and I see that now I am in my 20's! Excellent :) I like your hub that explores this trend in how we look at age. I will share too.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi Ruchira, yeah! thats great! I am now 43! lol! seriously, since I turned 50 I have done more exercise, good or bad! haha! and try to look and feel younger, wonderful hub! votes and shared, nell

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi Ruchira, yeah! thats great! I am now 43! lol! seriously, since I turned 50 I have done more exercise, good or bad! haha! and try to look and feel younger, wonderful hub! votes and shared, nell

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      Christina Lornemark 4 years ago from Sweden

      Wonderful, and I am all for this because I do feel 10 years younger than I am, so it must be right! Seriously, I think you are right and age is so much more than just years. And since we all have too little time to do everything we want, so why not! It is all about the mind and how we live. Fantastic:) Voted up, interesting

      Tina

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      susiebrown48 4 years ago from Clearwater, FL

      Hmmm if 30 is the new 20, then I'd like for 50 to be the new 30. I just turned 48 and that philosophy will have me celebrating for sure.

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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      Well....I guess I'll have to recompute my retirement figures if I am going to add that ten years. Great thoughts and a good write! WB

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      According to this article I am not 35, but 25 and for that I love you!! Seriouysly, very interesting article and concept. Totally voted up and shared t00!!

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      I'm 23! I'm 23! Woohoo! I have so much energy and my life is laid out before me! It's magic Ruchira, magic!

      Hehe, but your point is so true and your writing is beautiful. This also makes me think that it's sooo about balance, you know? You can work forever and still not get there, so take time to enjoy life!! YES!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Hi Frank,

      Yes, whatever is born will perish but, with so much to learn and acquire. This new mantra can help us slow down a bit and try to attain our goals of life. Cheers!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks Paula.

      Sure, we all want to attain quite a bit so, there is no harm is subtracting our age...lol

      btw, you look so young dear that you need'nt think of aging despite having grandchildren by your side :))

      Always a pleasure to hear from you!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you Jo. It's the mindset that matters so, let the years come rolling by...who cares!

      Wishing you the best, my friend!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you Christy. I am happy that you liked it...cheers!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      thanks Nell. It's the mindset dear and you speak volumes on that front :)

      Wishing you the best...cheers!

      Thanks Tina for your vote of confidence. always a pleasure to get your insight. wishing you the best!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Excellent hub but I have decided to be 29 forever. Each year I will celebrate the anniversary of my birthday so I can still have cake. :) Forty used to be middle age and it seems like 50 is the start. Sounds good to me! Very interesting and fun.

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      Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      I am in the 40's, but I believe and act as if I am only 24. Good Hub Ruchira, voted up!

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      If last June I turned 46, now I'm 36! Lol... I was saying I'd always think 35 but with your hub, it's only a year older, not bad! Very inspiring hub. Thanks for making my day Ruchira. My votes awesome and interesting.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh Ruchira, today i'm ten years younger and i feel like a million. You're right on Girl, only you have the ability to take years away. I'm afraid if i get much younger, i will need a caregiver, HaHa.. Thank you..You are so clever..Loved this...

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      good luck susiebrown in your future endeavors. Cheers!

      Thanks Wayne. I am delighted to have you stop by. Appreciate your feedback.

      Thanks janine. Good to see you :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow Ruchira.. this really made me think.. I am 61 now and I want to be 50 again..lol....30 would be wonderful.. lol.. but you are so right.. if we put our life into perspective. God Bless you my friend

      voted up and sharing

      Debbie

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is great Ruchira, within just a few minutes I am ten years younger and I feel terrific!

      A big vote up and thank you from me!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Age is just a number and if those darn mirrors were not such liars, we could continue to look just like we feel on the inside. What can be done about those mirrors? Has anyone else noticed that the batch of mirrors coming out these days sold to people past the age of 60 on up seem to be devious and distorted? It would seem that we choose our mirrors just like the 20 year olds do...but somehow, and I haven't figured that out yet!, they seem to be coded and are somehow different. Haha!

      I understand your point about slowing down and doing whatever makes you happy. After all, in the end, we are only accountable for ourselves...not what others think or do. Up votes and shared.

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Interesting suggestion, but does that mean that since I'm over 50, I'm -20 years old? Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you Cyndi. You are young and beautiful, my friend!

      Hi Tammy, the advantage of being 10 years back mentally is that one avoids the midlife crises :) Wishing you the best!!

      Hi anamika, seriously you are in your 40's? you don't look a day older than 25 :) good to see you:)

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Hi tonipet, I am glad this hub uplifted your spirits and energy :) wishing you the best!!

      Hi Ruby, you are the best, my friend! what more can i say:) my best wishes for you always!!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Hi lesley,

      the way you capture beauty is amazing so, how could such a person get old :) wishing you the best!

      Hi Debby,

      Pleasure to see you. Yes, It's all about the perspective, my friend. let the days/months take a toll on us but, let's be firm mentally and keep on climbing the ladder :) good luck!!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks Peggy and Alocsin for your precious feedback. it sure is the perspective that matters thus, the amount of difference we can make by thinking young.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love your statement, Life is meant to be lived on one's own terms, it's so true. Thinking positive will add years to one's life. If I take on your hub's advice, I am way younger than I feel and look!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful hub inspiring, a breath of fresh air, and makes me young, as young as can be. Love your writings. Voted up.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely and inspiring. You are only as young as you feel. Ps. I've been 30 for a very long time now. lol

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Wonderful article. There are no experiation dates on life and no fixed schedules to live by.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks teaches1245. Yes, age is just a number it's the mind set that matters...cheers my friend!

      Thanks Nitya. I am glad you are felt young :) wishing you the the best!!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      thank you lady E. I am happy that you have been cherishing your 30's for quite some time :) best wishes, always!!

      Hi shimmingirisheyes, i totally agree with you. there are no expiration dates and it's just the mind set. wishing you the best!!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A positive hub with a positive message! Though I am still in my 20s, I continue to feel and act like a teenager! Age is just a number and how one looks at life positively is all that matters a lot! You clearly voiced your powerful message very well and it is well-heard by all! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & Socially Shared

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      shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

      this hub makes me feel so much younger, i feel i am in my teens, a rather optimistic message :)

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      I certainly voted up. You did another terrific job,Ruchira.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      All about mindset and positive thoughts. Lovely write!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you ishwaryaa22. I am glad you got the message loud and clear, my friend :)

      Thank you Shalini. Wishing you the best, my friend!

      Thank you integrityyes.

      Thanks Audrey. Yes, if the mind is positive any challenge can be hauled away. Wishing you the best. Hope you had a pleasant vacation.

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Ruchira,

      Yet another beautiful hub from you. It is after 50 that I have started enjoying life and as you said, it's all in the mind. You don't need a particular age to feel happy or do what you want to do.

      When you exude positive energy and happiness, it catches up with the others too, so you are celebrating every moment of your life. After all, life is so short and why not make the most of it not giving much thought to the age which is just a number?

      Great hub. Sharing it dear for the benefit of my friends. Cheers, Rema.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Ruchira,

      I am 53 and don't feel it. I feel better know than when I was 23.

      As my aunt who lived to 102 said, " Age is only a number and I was never any good when it came to numbers. :)

      Voted up and away

      Take care :)

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      Stacy Harris 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I am just in time for this great piece of information as my birthday is right around the corner. That being said... I am going to go ahead with this piece of information and turn 23 instead! :) Hey - we are powerful in our mind afterall! :) Great hub!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Right on Stacy! I am glad you are going to cherish your 20's again for another century :) It's the mind game after all...cheers!

      Hi Sueswan, totally agree with you. Age is just a number and it's the mind that makes us run around...cheers!

      Hi Rema, I am happy that you agree with the concept of age and mind. Wishing you joy and happiness, my friend!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Excellent, Ruchira, and I love the message. Especially everyone should live their life on their own terms. Awesome advice. :)

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      shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      This is really mature writing! I am glad to meet you, looking forward to more!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      Ruchira, I thank you for reversing my age. lol I can safely say I am 43 and loving it. I have actually always had a young mind set and refuse to believe that I can't swing on the monkey bars any longer. Great hub and voted up plus shared all over! ♥---Lisa

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      TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

      This may work for younger people, but when you get older, not so much. It may be great to try to think and act like you are younger, but your body, not your mind, is actually what will tell you how old you are.

      Also, I don't think it's such a good idea for people to waste their younger years by setting aside the stresses, etc. that go with living. Those are the years when people have the youth and strength to compete, grow and build the foundations for their lives.

      BUT...that's just me. If this works for others, so be it.

      Interesting hub.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      This is quite a refreshing hub specially for one who's just reached mid-age like me. *smile*

      Very interesting, indeed. I believed, age is just a number and a time concept but I also believed that we should all act accordingly--older but wiser.

      Cheers!

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      savvydating 4 years ago

      I thought you were going to give nutrition tips, but you surprised me by talking about attitude and "stopping to smell the roses" so to speak. A delightful hub on how to lose years!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks Terrye. Yes, we gotta live on our own terms...life is short.

      Thanks Shruti. I am glad to meet you too :)

      Thanks Lisa. Your designs and creations are young and creative and it speaks volumes about you :)

      Thanks Timetraveller :)

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