“Spiritually and mentally and psychologically, I’m way younger,” Fonda said.
Jane Fonda has some amazing advice to give her younger self as she spoke with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the Emmy Award-winning Seinfeld actor. In the interview, Fonda appears in the first episode of the new podcast, Wiser Than Me, in which she discusses everything from regrets to plastic surgery to body image. But, most importantly, about the one piece of advice, she would give her younger self. Conversations with women over 70 are included in Louis-Dreyfus' 10-part podcast series, with new episodes broadcast each week, where women candidly share their wise words.
“We just don’t hear enough about the lives of older women,” said Louis-Dreyfus, 62, in a word with Fonda, per AARP.
“When women get older, they become less visible, less heard, less seen, in a way that, really, it just doesn’t happen with men. We are ignoring the wisdom of, like, more than half the population,” she said as she added about the lessons women learn after a point in their lives. Fonda agreed and discussed some of the most profound lessons she would share with her younger self, if given a chance, now that she is brimming with insight. “Spiritually and mentally and psychologically, I’m way younger,” the 80 for Brady actress added.
“One of the things that I’ve learned as I’ve gotten into serious old age is when you’re inside it as opposed to looking at it from the outside, it’s not nearly as scary,” the veteran actor added. Revealing that one piece of advice she would like to give to her younger self, she said, " ‘No’ is a complete sentence.”
The actor also has a unique analogy about aging and its relation to wisdom. “As you get older, you realize the importance of being intentional. That’s why doing a life review is important — understanding what things have meant in your life. That’s how you become wise. What I discovered as I prepared for my third act was you spend your life exploring, as I have,” she said.
Reminiscing her younger days when she was an energetic youngster she said, “You go back to your girlhood, and you become all the things that she was supposed to be, that you never knew at the time was really who she was, because you were trying to be what other people thought she should be. It’s really, really hard to be young. I personally think that it’s important to let young people know that it’s not you, honey. It’s just really hard!” while discussing the pros and cons of being young again.
The renowned actress has experienced life to the fullest and has no fear of passing away. Because she is "kind of looking forward to it and finds it adventurous," as per the outlet.
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