Her latest article focuses on the topic of 'anti-aging' and the fascination that surrounds this inevitable process of human nature. Ms. Curtis isn't pulling any punches in her appropriately titled rant 'Anti-Anti.'
I am appalled that the term we use to talk about aging is "anti." Aging is as natural as a baby's softness and scent. Aging is human evolution in its pure form. Death, taxes and aging.Jamie Lee makes it clear that shes not discounting the notion of living a healthy lifestyle as a means for aging gracefully. Instead, she is "appalled" by the "newest and most scientific ways to stop or slow the aging process", including the likes of plastic surgery, injectables, and the image of artificial perfection that is often portrayed as the status quo.
In America, we celebrate youth and all youth's indiscretions and follies. We cling to the shiny new thing, we stare at altered photographs and wonder why we don't measure up. If you stripped away all the airbrushing and injectables and stylists and talented make-up and hair teams and the thousands and thousands of dollars spent on any one image, and you look at them in the mirror -- the deep dark truthful mirror -- you might just see yourself.Wonderfully spoken words indeed, and a message worthy of being broadcast to the masses.
We would be remiss if we didn't also point out that Jamie Lee Curtis once had a firsthand experience with "anti-aging". Its true, over a decade ago she dabbled in botox, and also opted for liposuction surgery. A procedure that reportedly triggered an addiction to pain killers.
Sober since 1999, it appears that Ms. Curtis has seen the error of her ways, as shes now profoundly spreading the good message of 'all natural' living.