Why are Gen Y all aging so slowly?
It is an obvious fact now, gen Y are mostly in their late 20s to early 30s now, yet, most gen Y, still look 19. It is very obvious now that gen Y is the generation that simply don't age. I go to high school reunion, everybody still look the same as they were back when we graduated from high school in 2002. In our parents generation, women in their 30s are already showing obvious sign of aging, our generation, girls who are 30 are still hot and a lot of time, until they told you, you think they are only 19.
I think it is because many of them have become highly conscious on what they consume. Then there is this thing of gym and spa which helps people remain fit. Then of course use of make ups
I like the food consume idea, I remember back in our parents gen, they eat a lot of fatty food, when I was in school, they only sell unhealthy food like chip, coke and meat pie, no e.g salad. Now, people tend to eat healthier and exercise more.
Based on the view of a Baby Boomer, I think if you only graduated high school when you did you're just experiencing what so many people do; which is discovering that 30 doesn't look, feel, or seem nearly so old once you're get there (or near there). You're not old enough to judge who ages well, because, for the most part (and unless someone speeds up their own aging process by gaining so much weight it makes them look older, by not protecting their complexion from sun exposure, or by living what some people used to call "a hard lifestyle" (and by that they meant "a party lifestyle", or else "seedy", lifestyle too early and for too long); noticeable signs of aging don't really start to show up until someone is at least a few years into their forties. (Some sooner. Some later. I imagine genetics plays some role in how soon the earliest and most subtle signs of aging show up. )
A "hard life" could also be a life full to hard work and a lot of responsibilities (assuming the person knows what his/her responsibilities are and takes them on, rather than living in happy ignorance about what his/her responsibilities really are and/or neglecting them.
Thirties are still young. If someone looks old at that age s/he is doing something wrong. You can't tell who "aged well" until they've actually had the time to do "aging" in the first place.
Actually I would say it goes back to the "Baby Boomer" generation.
This was the generation that began the "hippie movement", "counter drug culture", changed Rock & Roll, engaged in "free love" and coined the phrase: "Never trust anyone over 30!"
Even now you still see Mick Jagger in his 70s touring the world singing with the "Rolling Stones". Prior to the Baby Boomer generation people tended to "accept getting older".
You see women like Rachel Welch in her 70s and Christie Brinkley in her 60s. No "grandmothers" looked like this prior to "Baby Boomers".
A few years behind you women like Jennifer Lopez who is 46, Jennifer Aniston 46, and Sandra Bullock at 51.
People in their 40s, 50s, and beyond didn't put much effort into going to the gym, watching what they ate, or investing in cosmetic surgery.
A lot of folks never bothered to dye their hair!
That all (started to change) with the "Baby Boomer" generation.
Because they take better care of themselves. Also it is a different way of thinking. Nowadays, people in their late 20s and early 30s are young. This age is still the exploratory age. There is no pressure on them to get married and have children. They are free to explore and indulge in various lifestyle options. Our definition of age has changed and evolved from the 20th century to 21st century. Before 1968, people in the late 20s and early 30s were expected to have settled down in terms of marriage and careers. Those who did not settle down were viewed as immature or worse. Presently, such is not the case.
When I was in my late 20s( I am now 61 years of age), I went into a bookstore and into the adult section. The manager informed me that this section was for those over 18 years of age. I told him that I was 28 years of age, he still forbade me from going into the section. If one takes care of oneself, do not smoke, drink, nor take drugs, one can maintain a youthful appearance up throughout life. One also must take scrupulous care of oneself through skin lotions, exfoliators, and skin cleansers. One cannot/should not let oneself go to seed. I never smoked, drank, nor take controlled substances. Also do not eat processed foods. Consume high quality, natural foods.
Also socioeconomics have an influence as to how young is going to look. Maintaining oneself to the premium requires money and lots of it. Higher quality skin care co$t$ money. Higher quality nutrition co$t$ money. People in the upper income brackets no matter what age will look younger than people in the lower income brackets who oftentimes look much older than they are. Money helps people retain their looks, even look younger. With money, one can afford gyms, spas, and other methods of being young.
Then there is the attitude towards getting older. There are those who subscribe, even succumb to the old paradigm of acting. They believe that because they are of a certain age, one must act and dress that age. Then there are those who believe that age is just a number. They view age as evolvement, not the end. They take care of themselves, dress and act youthful. They refuse to permit age from stopping them from being the persons they were meant to be.
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