Perspective Is Everything: Or, Our Age Affects Our Thinking

Younger woman sees older woman 80-plus — in great shape.

Thought: (Missing that the woman is in great shape) – “Thank God that will never be me…”

Fabulousover60 woman sees older woman 80-plus — in great shape.

Thought: “She looks like she did everything right and still looks pretty bad. And she is only 15 or so years older than I am.”

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Younger woman sees older woman 80+ in terrible shape.

Thought: “What woman where? “

Fabulousover60 woman sees older woman 80+ in terrible shape.

Thought: “Where’s the wine?”

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Younger woman sees absolutely gorgeous hot guy in movie.

Thought: “That would be a great guy to have sex with” using current language for that feeling/thought.

Fabulousover60 woman sees absolutely gorgeous hot guy in movie.

Thought: “That would be a great guy to have sex with.”

Via People.com

Ryan Gosling – Via People.com

Fabulousover60 woman thinking about Halloween — “loved it as a kid — love it now.”

Other fabulousover60 woman thinking about Halloween — “loved it as a kid — even those cheap tacky homemade costumes — to me it is still for kids — not really an adult holiday.”

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Fabulous women do not share a universal perspective, as we know — but then again there is likely no one under 40 who thinks of Halloween as solely a children’s holiday or a woman under 50 who believes she will be 80. OK, so now we deal with it. That is what we are trying to do – but, for the most part, less successfully than we would like. Let’s not even get started on that hot model who is 80 something.

Carmen Dell'Orefice - Norisol Ferrari Spring 2013 fashion show. Via Huffington Post

Carmen Dell’Orefice – Norisol Ferrari Spring 2013 fashion show. Via Huffingtonpost.com