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Getting old is a privilege that not many people have. With age comes wisdom, patience, and certainty that ensures stability in everyday life. Many of us look up to experienced leaders and believe they have the know-how to secure a bright future.

So, why do so many people want to avoid aging? When you look around, it seems that many are prepared to do a lot to look and feel younger. Expensive creams, cosmetic and surgical procedures, insanely strict routines—anything to keep that clock from ticking.

The people on this list might have not spent a lot of time and money on their looks, but they did put a lot of effort into photoshopping their wrinkles out. After all, who cares about how you look in real life—it’s all about looking flawless online. Scroll down and see for yourself how erasing too many flaws might look quite a bit off.

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Lady On Facebook Insists That There's No Editing, And Any Comments Saying Otherwise Are Blocked

Lady On Facebook Insists That There's No Editing, And Any Comments Saying Otherwise Are Blocked

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The reasons for why people don’t want to age are plentiful but many of them stem from fear. Multiple fears, actually. One big one is, of course, the fear of death.

This one is unavoidable and present in the majority of us. We simply don’t want to leave this world—there’s too much going on here. Aging is a reminder that our time is coming, and it can be hard to make peace with that. Doing so is quite a process and many go on their own personal journeys to find a resolution to this fear.

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I Forgot What She Really Looked Like

I Forgot What She Really Looked Like

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does she really think we've forgotten she started out in the early 80's?

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Someone Needs To Come Take Their Moms Phone (In The Comments She Swears She Didn't Edit)

Someone Needs To Come Take Their Moms Phone (In The Comments She Swears She Didn't Edit)

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But that’s not the whole picture yet. There are things that are associated with aging that make people recoil when thinking about it. For example, many think that getting old means getting sick and feeling awful majority of the time. Many also associate older people with being fragile and weak.

This is not necessarily true. Sure, there are quite a few diseases that become more common as people age, and your body doesn’t feel the same as when you were 20, but that doesn’t mean you spend the whole day lying in bed. You are a little slower, but being slow isn’t necessarily bad. By the time you’re old, you learn to enjoy taking your time doing things. You don’t have the same need to rush life like you did when you were young.

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She's 50 Years Old And Photoshops Herself To Look Like She's In Her Late 20s. Women, There Is Nothing Wrong With Looking Your Age. You're Not Expected To Look Like A 20 Year Old Forever

She's 50 Years Old And Photoshops Herself To Look Like She's In Her Late 20s. Women, There Is Nothing Wrong With Looking Your Age. You're Not Expected To Look Like A 20 Year Old Forever

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No, not 20 forever, but the idea of "youth" is pushed on us pretty much until we're in the grave. Still, it's unrealistic for women to try and carve decades off of our faces (and bodies) in photos to try and convince anybody we're THAT much younger than we are. Eep. J. Lo, you really don't have to go this hard. You're beautiful as you are.

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Many people also believe that older folks are doomed to be lonely. That’s a fair take as they are at risk of feeling isolated from the world. But if you continuously make an effort to keep the people around you, you will not become a solitary island with no one to talk to. Foster your relationships right now and be open to new ones, and you won’t need to fear abandonment.

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“Ugly Sweater Dinner Date!” Dear God... I Didn’t Need To Sleep Tonight Anyway

“Ugly Sweater Dinner Date!” Dear God... I Didn’t Need To Sleep Tonight Anyway

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Came Across This Gem Looking At Dress Reviews

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Claims It's All Makeup And Expensive Wigs

Claims It's All Makeup And Expensive Wigs

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People also worry that their cognitive abilities will decline with age. Again, age-related forgetfulness is a thing, there’s no denying that. But should it really be feared? Not so much. It’s not like you don’t have any memory lapses now. 

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Sometimes you forget where you put your keys or maybe you don’t instantly recall the name of a new colleague, but it doesn’t ruin your day. It’s just an inconvenience you overcome. Sure, doing crosswords and continuing to learn new things is important to keep the mind sharp, but you also have to accept that it might not be as sharp as it was when you were young.

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Croatian Singer. Yes This Is The Same Perosn

Croatian Singer. Yes This Is The Same Perosn

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maja Šuput is the name of the singer, she doesn't look like the picture on the left, but right picture is taken at the bad moment. And no, I don't like her or her music.

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Time Travel's Real

Time Travel's Real

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It comes to something when this is the least edited pic (I've seen so far on here) 😔

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Then, there’s the obvious fear—looking old. The wrinkles, the grey hair—the evidence that your body is in decline. With all these fears connected to it, it’s no surprise one would love to hide them. Add to that the fact that our society equates beauty with youth and you’ll understand why celebrities inject themselves with all sorts of concoctions to look younger.

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I Saw This And Thought Y’all Would Like It Of One Of Our Faves

I Saw This And Thought Y’all Would Like It Of One Of Our Faves

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why is she doing this rubbish, we all know what she looks like now

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I Cannot Believe She Seriously Posted This

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Same Picture Posted By Each Sibling On Their Account

Same Picture Posted By Each Sibling On Their Account

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Here, just like with everything else connected to old age, it is all about acceptance. The best way to deal with your changing looks is changing your perspective on them. Grey hair is not necessarily ugly—it can be charming and attractive. Wrinkles alter your appearance but they also show your experience.

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Big Difference Between The Photos Of Her At The Event And The One On Her Instagram

Big Difference Between The Photos Of Her At The Event And The One On Her Instagram

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ugh.. she is a beautiful woman as is.. most would die to look like her at 54.. but not not good enough for her

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This Person Is Running For Mayor Where I Live. Yikes

This Person Is Running For Mayor Where I Live. Yikes

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All in all, getting old is not as bad as it might seem. In fact, many older people are quite happy with their lives. They have perspective on life and don’t take things for granted. Accepting the way you look is also a part of it. Maybe the people on this list will grow into it too one day.

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#22

No Eyes Are The Same, I Guess

No Eyes Are The Same, I Guess

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Her Official Press Photos vs. Interview

Her Official Press Photos vs. Interview

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Photo She Posted vs. Tagged. Same Woman

Photo She Posted vs. Tagged. Same Woman

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A Fairly Popular Local Influencer Recently Made An Appearance On TV. A Lot Of Her Fans Apparently Had Trouble Recognizing Her At First

A Fairly Popular Local Influencer Recently Made An Appearance On TV. A Lot Of Her Fans Apparently Had Trouble Recognizing Her At First

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#30

It Doesn’t Even Look Like The Same Person

It Doesn’t Even Look Like The Same Person

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Aging Really Shouldn’t Be Something We’re Ashamed Of

Aging Really Shouldn’t Be Something We’re Ashamed Of

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Its a gift to be able to age these days, so many people taken too soon would love to be able to age

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Same Person... Wow

Same Person... Wow

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Jeez, is that Heidi Montag? She looks terrible. I don't understand how ppl can do that to themselves.

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I Think She Just Discovered Facetune. (Right Is A Normal Selfie)

I Think She Just Discovered Facetune. (Right Is A Normal Selfie)

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Found This One! — He Claims To Be 31 Years Old, Flashes Fake Watches And Cars He Doesn’t Own

Found This One! — He Claims To Be 31 Years Old, Flashes Fake Watches And Cars He Doesn’t Own

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