Here’s a direct quote from Dr. Bernie S. Siegel’s 365 Prescriptions for the Soul. I’ll let his, and John Kenneth Galbraith’s words, say it all:
When you wash something, it can come out wrinkled. That’s life! Just remember, if God puts you through the wringer it’s because you’re worth laundering. If I were given the choice between dying young and developing wrinkles, the answer would be clear to me. I choose life, come what may, regardless of old age and wrinkles.
When we as a society respect wrinkles rather than spending time and money trying to remove or hide them, we will all have taken a step forward. In countries where people regularly live to be one hundred, people lie about their age. They tell you they are older than they are.
Why? Because those with wrinkles are respected. The day we revere wrinkles and the wisdom that goes with them will be a turning point toward a healthier and happier society.
Next time you look in the mirror, count your wrinkles and feel proud.