The travel blogger shared her theory for Millennials looking younger than their actual age and people's opinions were divided.
Haven't we all, at least once in our lives, felt that a person looks too young for their age? We are amazed by it mostly because we already have a pre-existing mental picture of how a person must look at a certain age. But, all our bodies are not the same and we may not be sure of what really contributed to such youthful looks. But Jessica Greenwood (@jessrgreenwood), a travel blogger on TikTok, put forward her theory of why Millennials, in particular, don't seem to be aging as much as the previous generations did. Her video caught the internet's attention and not everyone could relate to her perspective.
As Greenwood started explaining her theory, she mentioned, "I'm almost 40 and I get told all the time that I don't look my age." She then questioned, "What if I do look my age?" and proposed various possible reasons that made her younger looking. "What if what we're used to seeing as normal aging is actually the result of patriarchal oppression and the literal draining of life force energy from women?" she asked the viewers. In many of her videos, Greenwood talks about 'feminine energy' and in this video too, she associated its absence with the faster aging of older generations.
"What if what we're used to seeing as normal aging is because women were exhausted, had their feminine energy literally crushed and stifled?" said the travel blogger. "What if this new youthfulness that we're starting to see is because women are pushing back and taking up space?" asked Greenwood. She believed that Millennial women face much less oppression than the women of older generations like the Boomers and Gen X. The woman then pointed out that the reason why her looks didn't meet people's perception of a 40-year-old was because she "had protected her feminine energy by remaining single and celibate." She emphasized that she would never give her energy away.
"I am very adamant about not having people around me who drain me," said Greenwood. She also added a disclaimer to her caption that read, "Remaining single/celibate isn’t the only way to protect yourself. It’s just what I chose to do." The woman just wanted to stress the point that women need to embrace their feminine energy and take their place in this world rather than being oppressed. This video received over 358K views and was stitched and reposted by many other users who added their inputs on top of this.
Some users went along with Greenwood's opinion and pitched in other reasons why Millennials don't age like others. "I hardly ever wear makeup, I always wear sunscreen lotion, and I focus on my health. I have zero wrinkles," wrote @h1ldz. "Orthodontics make a HUGE difference and previous gens had less access. Also, no one wore sunscreen enough until recently," pointed out @t0ad_t0k. "We look young! I’m 32! I'm literally still getting carded, someone thought I wasn’t old enough to buy a lighter," wrote @kittykatty27.
Others insisted that Millenials don't look so young and even validated their opinions. "I don't really think millennials look any younger than any other Gen did. I'm almost 50. Half of all. Myself and every friend my age looked very young until about 45-46," wrote @julielovesplants. "I wonder if it's because we're also aging along with the other millennials so we aren't noticing it," commented @vintage_vixxsin. "I feel like most millennials look their age or a few look extremely older," wrote @pepsicola0_.