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THE AGES OF WOMEN

Age 8: Looks at herself and sees Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc.

Age 15: Looks at herself and sees Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty/Cheerleader, or, if she is PMSing: sees Fat/Pimples/UGLY. "Mom, I can't go to school looking like this!"

Age 20: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly, but decides she's going anyway.

Age 30: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly, but decides she doesn't have time to fix it so she's going anyway.

Age 40: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly," says, "At least I'm clean," and goes anyway.

Age 50: Looks at herself and says "I am" and goes where ever she wants to.

Age 60: Looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror any more. Goes out and conquers the world.

Age 70: Looks at herself and sees wisdom, laughter and ability. Goes out and enjoys life.

Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to do anything she pleases.

--Author Unknown


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