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  • Writer's pictureCarol Wiebe

Jane Fonda and I Have a Lot in Common

Yes, I’m with Jane on revelling in the third act of life, although I’m maybe not in quite such good physical shape.

I’ll have to work on that.

Jane had some great lines:

Perhaps the task of the third act is to finish up the task of finishing ourselves.

This was the clincher:

Women start off whole. As girls, we’re fiesty ~ Yeah? Who says! We have agency. We are the subjects of our own lives. But very often, many, if not most of us, when we hit puberty, start worrying about fitting in and being popular. We become the subjects and objects of other people’s lives. But now, in our third acts, it may be possible for us to circle back to where we started and know it for the first time. If we can do that, it will not just be for ourselves. Older women are the largest demographic in the world. If we can go back and redefine ourselves and become whole, this will create a cultural shift in the world. And it will give an example to younger generations so they can re-conceive their own lifespan.

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