Growing old really frightens me. I am not the type of person who likes to talk about ageing, because all I associate ageing with is death. Seeing my parents’ age is what scares me the most. I found this week’s article to be very interesting. This article discusses ageing in an evolutionary way, as in reproduction. In this article ageing is not looked upon as a negative thing but as an evolutionary process, and has gotten me to somewhat look at it as this process. Our main purpose on this Earth is to reproduce, and after that stage we start to age and deteriorate. Ageing starts when we have completed our goal of evolution which is producing an offspring that is fit for the environment.
I have also come to understand that menopause in women is not the end of the world as most people make it seem. It is just another stage in the evolutionary process. A stage where women reach after they have completed their goal.