I would say you're about right. In the area where I live you don't find many people who accept aging gracefully. They spend thousands to get cosmetic surgery to keep up with the younger generations. Sometimes they do it so they can remain relevant in their chosen career paths. The culture puts such a strong emphasis on personal appearance that it drives some people to very extreme measures.
you know whats really odd? if you go to remote villages and see people from there and people who come from there, despite them being wrinkled and looking old, they actually dont look all that bad. at-least they look natural. people who have wrinkles (ages 60, 70, 80, etc), dont really look all that bad so i dont really think going old is bad thing.
i think all the "anti aging progress" hype is a really clever way of playing on peoples insecurities and getting your product on the market.
i would have thought that as a muslim, we know we are going to die anyway and so it doesnt matter what happens to us in this dunya becuase we should be worried about our a3mal (deeds) <--not confined to age.
once you start worrying about your age, you look at things differently, no? i think it is dependent on what your outlook on things is.
you can be 20 and you can be 80 but what difference does it make because you should be working on your deeds anyway and even if you go old and try to be/look younger, in the scope of being a Muslim and knowing death is coming at anytime and it doesn't make a difference if you are 80 but try to look 20...well why is age such a huge problem and why should it matter?
Im not saying that looking good is a bad thing (at-least we shouldn't be so obsessed what we turn to artificial things to make us feel good about ourselves) but my point is, is that people who try to look younger because they dont want to die/due to their love for the dunya. but why do we look at things like this?
Do you think that if there wasn't such a huge emphasis on age, etc that this (looking younger, etc) would be the "yardstick" in which we measure our life/accomplishments by?
I'm wondering what other Muslims think about "aging." do you care about becoming old ? do you see becoming old and "wrinkly" as a bad thing in the sense that you have lost your youth ? or is aging not relevant to you in the respect that you have to accomplish good deeds so it doesn't matter how old you are or what you look like anyway?