Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. -Betty Friedan
This quote by Betty Friedan is taken from her book “The Fountain of Age,” in which she describes her aging process from age sixty through sixty-five. Society tends to associate youth with strength and opportunity. Which is a fact, a young person does have strength and opportunities. However, getting older does not mean our strength and opportunity is lost. According to Betty Friedan, it is a new stage. The strength is from all the battles we fought, all the disappointments, hurt and failures we overcame. Also, as a result of that, it opened numerous doors to share our experience and make a difference. We can become mentors, teach our children, volunteer and inspire others.
Betty Friedan was Women’s Right activist and a Feminist. She wrote several books, especially The Feminine Mystique describing her experience as a stay at home mom. Betty Friedan encourages women to seek opportunities and find personal fulfillment outside of the traditional homemaking role. Throughout her life and career, she fought for abortion and equal rights for women in the workforce.
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