There was a time when women were expected to add twenty years extra to their age, so that they become morose enough to slave in homes, bring up the kids while men had their everlasting youth, chasing skirts. Then with education women started to realize they dont become a old grandma after crossing twenties. So they started acting their age. Now is a bizarre age, when people try to pretend to be younger than they are, and they sometimes end up as ridiculous trying that. I am talking about Indians, in a huge huge percentage, I am an avid watcher of hollywood movies so I have noticed that for some reason their actors dont hide their ages. They proudly boast their age. Actually I was quite heartbroken when I first came to know Pierce Brosnan and Richard Clayderman’s ages (the latter is a legendary piano player, but celebrity anyway).
Indian celebrities on the other way, oh boy! they do make us laugh like hyenas, women and men I have seen acting since eternity claim to be in their forties and thirties… are they stupid or crazy? They have proofs all over the silver screen that they were thirty twenty years ago, so how come they are twenty now?
Why are common people scared to hide their own age? I meet people every now and then, who look forty but without least hesitation address someone of their age or a year or two older as uncle or aunty. This is one thing I have always find ticklish and a tad annoying too. Because, after all, no girl will like to be called aunty by someone who is older than her 🙂 but being born in an aristocratic family does have its disadvantages, you learn very soon about social steps, you know that its an indirect way of showing respect, telling you that you are one step higher than them. So, I never grumbled, because they truly respected us too. Will these old babies do the same too? When they call someone their age uncle or aunty, do they give them that respect too or just pretend to be PYT?