This book really hit the nail on the head. Some people want to be eternally young, sometimes it becomes delusional. Like Dorian Gray they try to hide from time. Fact is you can’t. Every age has it’s advantages and we should embrace them. Would I like to be twenty again? Hell no but I wouldn’t mind having the body that went with being twenty. I enjoy the age I am now. Stuff doesn’t bother me like it did when I was younger. As you grown older physical appearance becomes less important and the mind more important. At least I think that is the healthy way of looking at it.
I see women that dress like teenagers when their own beauty is not needful of it and it makes them look ridiculous. Botox and plastic surgery being overdone makes one look like a mannequin at best and a monster when overdone. Men with plugs in their heads look like alien beings. The ones with fake hair look even worse, bald is masculine and beautiful. It works for many men in Hollywood. They are always the tough guys in action movies and very sexy.
Embrace the age you are and you will be happier and look better because the best feature you can have is a smile and a happy way of looking at life. Laugh and do whatever your heart desires. One of the best things about being older is you can do ridiculous stuff and get away with it. You can say a lot of stuff too but should be judicious and not hurt others.
There is nothing wrong with thinking young and taking care of your appearance. The problem is when you are fifty and try to be twenty. It doesn’t work. Think about how ridiculous a twenty year old would look trying to be fifty. Enjoy life and be yourself. All the botox, head plugs and plastic surgery in the world won’t change who you are. A learning experience will. Spend that money on a wonderful trip or some further education.
Love yourself. Leave that magic portrait making to Oscar he did it much better.