This video shows us that age is truly just a number and we just have to keep our souls young. We should also not forget to groove to the music of life.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on April 13, 2023. It has since been updated.
Walter Whitman said, “Youth, large, lusty, loving—youth full of grace, force, fascination,” he said. “Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination?” Old age truly does come with its own beauty and grace if we welcome it with open arms. It also brings wisdom and acceptance. It was seen in a video posted on Reddit by u/esberat, who wrote, "The main thing is that your soul is young." The video has gained over 48k upvotes. In the video, an old woman is grooving to the music in the car as her husband sits next to her in the driving seat. Although he looks a little embarrassed, the woman does not care and keeps on grooving to the music. The grey-haired woman is filled with joy as she dances.
Reddit users quickly picked up her vibe and appreciated it in the comments. u/PippaPothead wrote, "She’s so beautiful, too." Another u/FieldOfScreamQueens replied to this comment, "No kidding. You see so many “surgery faces” out there, and here is this mature woman looking like a million bucks. Beauty from within indeed." While u/ResidentEivvil wrote, "Yeah loads of celebrities are ruining their faces. I shouldn’t be so mean but that’s honestly how I see it. Bonnie Tyler looks bloody awful nowadays. I reckon Ariana Grande will be one to ruin her natural beauty looks. It’s not just the women either."
Another u/jeremyjava wrote, "She looks about 60. I'm in my mid-50s and the dating scene is pretty active (in Phoenix). This a reminder that Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, and JLo are all easily over 50. They are not really that rare as far as looking good. A lot of women over 50 looks great. It seems that at some point (maybe around 40) a lot of people either go toward looking awful or toward staying hot all their life. And skin not exposed to the sun keeps looking very young. You know why I'm saying this."
u/newsheriffntown wrote, "I am an older lady and I completely understand this woman. Just because we are seniors doesn't mean we're out of touch. I still enjoy listening to rock and music from the 80s. So many young people think that us older folks should just lay down and die already." Whereas u/Those-bright-eyes wrote, "So true, in my head, I'm in my 20s, I can't believe I'm not, but having a 30-year-old son and two young grandchildren tells me I'm not. Every month or so I have an 80s nostalgia trip on youtube, I love it even though it makes me a bit teary."
u/Paracortex explained, "It’s just the flesh that ages. I still have yet to come completely to terms with it, being 55 but feeling 30. The rampant ageism on Reddit doesn’t help, either. They just don’t realize that “old” is in most cases merely physical, not mental. “Inside every old person is a young person wondering what the f**k happened.” And u/flawedcactus wrote, "Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional. And the moment you start acting like an old person, all the fun is gone lol."
It is indeed true that even when bodies begin to age, we can keep our souls young!