Jane Fonda Quote~”Aging is not what we used to think it was, where you peak at middle age. It’s ascending a staircase into growth, wisdom, well-being and happiness.”
“We need to revise how we think of aging,” says Fonda.
“The old paradigm was: You’re born, you peak at midlife, and then you decline into decrepitude.
Looking at aging as ascending a staircase, you gain well-being, spirit, soul, wisdom, the ability to be truly intimate and a life with intention.” This optimistic perspective honors the aging process.
Fonda notes that a positive attitude—including humor, gratitude, playfulness and adaptability—is one of the best predictors of longevity.
Let Go of Perfectionism
Fonda, like many women, spent much of her youth reaching for the elusive “perfection.”
From an early age, she says her father made her feel physically imperfect, which sparked a tumultuous battle with bulimia beginning in puberty. “We’re supposed to be complete and whole, and you can’t be whole if you’re trying to be perfect,” she says. “It took me a long time to learn that.”
I can remember working out with “Jane Fonda Videos” in years past. I love how she has shown that if one takes care of their health the best they can and do some form of exercise they can “grow old gracefully”.