Are You Afraid of Aging?
I love salty women – especially older women; hence my affection for Joan Rivers. I love her self deprecation, her fearlessness, and of course, her sense of humor. At 79, she is as sassy and raunchy as ever!
Over the past several weeks, Joan has been on the press circuit promoting her new book, I Hate Everyone… Starting With Me. I haven’t read Joan’s best-selling book, (Joan, if you’re reading this, can you send me a copy?) but I am planning on purchasing it with my next Amazon order. To read an excerpt of the book, click here.
I’ve always admired Joan’s career, and after seeing her on a recent episode of “The View”, I started researching her stand-up acts. (Thank God for YouTube!) Clip after clip, I noticed a recurring theme: Joan hates the aging process. She vividly explains what happens to our minds and bodies with her comedic wit. Here’s one of my favorite quips from Joan: “Age, and it will happen to all of you. The body drops. My breasts… I could have a mammogram and a pedicure at the same time. Yes. You know what drops? This is horrible. Do you know what really drops first? The vagina. No one tells you. The vagina drops. I woke up six months ago I went – why am I wearing a bunny slipper – and why is it gray?”
In this stand-up bit, Joan also states that “nothing bothers men.” Joan, I love you; however, I respectfully disagree.
I’m terrified of growing old. I don’t want my vagina (or breasts) to drop. The thought of turning gray “down there” brings a tear to my eye. I’m afraid of losing my sharp cognitive skills… As I expressed my sadness to my husband on this subject, I asked him if he feared the aging process. I also asked him if men ponder the loss of vitality and elasticity the same way that women do. Rob’s response did not surprise me. He said, “All men think about getting older. We just don’t talk about it the way that women do. I don’t want to think about my balls sagging to my knees, do you?”
Men, what do you think? Are you afraid of growing old? Are you trying to prevent the aging process?
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