20-year-olds… have no f–kin’ concept about wisdom
Charlize Theron: 20-year-olds have no f–kin' concept about wisdom
Charlize Theron is not promoting a new movie, she’s promoting her Dior contract (she is the face of J’adore). And what better way to do it than giving an interview. This time with Women’s Wear Daily.
We get that she encourages mature women to be self sure and strong. What we don’t agree with is the fact that she does it by minimizing the younger women. I think that women find their strength and power in their sexuality, in their sensuality within, [through] getting older and being secure within that. It’s ironic that we’ve built the beauty world around 20-year-olds, when they have no f–kin’ concept about wisdom, what life is about, having a few relationships below [their] belt and feeling hardships, to grow into [their] skin and feel confident within [themselves] and to feel the value of who [they] are, not because of a man or because of something like that. And I think that’s such a beautiful thing. And that’s why I think people say women come into their prime in their 40s. And then for some reason our society just wants to go…its like a dead flower… It’s like we wilt for some reason. And men are like fine wines — the older they get, the better they get. It’s such a misconception, and it’s such a lost opportunity because that’s when I think women are really in the true moment of their sensuality”, she says.
She’s right, when you’re 20 you don’t know too much about life, but that doesn’t mean you’re completely brain dead. Because to become a 40-year-old wise person you have to be a 20-year-old almost wise person at first.