Ex Mediacorp Actress Carole Lin, 49, Says Aging Is “A Beautiful Process”; Shares How Her 7-Year-Old Daughter Reminded Her Of It
Carole’s daughter is not just catching up to the 1.71m tall former actress in height, she’s wise beyond her years too.
Sometimes, all it takes is one simple sentence to remind you of what's important. On Sep 1, former Mediacorp actress Carole Lin, 49, took to her Instagram to muse about aging, sharing a snippet of a conversation she had with her seven-year-old daughter Brooklyn.
"My apple doesn't fall far from the tree,” Carole wrote, adding that Brooklyn’s not just catching up to her in terms of height, but in age as well. FYI: Brooklyn’s already up to the waist of 1.71m tall Carole.
Carole then went on to share her thoughts on aging, which is, of course, a hot-button issue in showbiz. Case-in-point: the varied opinions netizens have on celebs and how the passage of time has treated them.
"Society calls growing old - Aging. I call it metamorphosis and it’s a beautiful process if we are aligned with the call of nature. Why do we see the metamorphosis of butterflies beautiful and amazing but not of ourselves, humans?” Carole questioned.
She then went on to wonder if the reason society tends to view aging negatively is due to our flawed standards of beauty.
Carole also went on to question if it might because there is good money to be earned by preying on the fears of those who are afraid of looking old.
However, a recent conversation she had with Brooklyn served as a wake-up call for her.
"Words from my kid: 'You don’t need to darken your hair mom. Your hair (grey streaks) looks just fine! Why don’t you like them like this?’" Carole wrote, recounting what Brooklyn had said to her.
"Didn’t we tell our kids to accept and be themselves? If we can’t accept ourselves fully, (with love and care) how can we help our next generation accept their authentic-self fully too?” Carole went on to write.
She then ended her post by writing that it will take enormous effort to "unlearn what was hardwired into us by society’s systemic beliefs”, and that she wishes to “break this vicious cycle”.
Photos: Carole Lin/Instagram