“Will you still love me when I’m old and grey?” or as the Beatles would say, “Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I’m sixty-four?”
Life is transitory, we all get born to die. Preferably, in a pleasant, painless way at a very old age. But beauty is like life – squared – it is twice more transient, and it often leaves the stage as soon as youth departs.
I guess that’s why the wisest people (who are usually older) always say that one should fall in love with the character of a person, and not their looks. Looks will pass, and what you’ll get stuck with is someone’s personality. (if you make the nowadays unpopular decision to marry someone, that is.) I tend to agree, and yet, no one is immune to beauty, attractiveness, handsomeness, in general, just someone’s good looks.
Humans are programmed to appreciate aesthetics, in part by nature, and in part by society. And nature and nurture join forces and the end result is our reality. Well, speaking of reality, here are a dozen very real people who were really pretty and handsome in their young age, courtesy of CollegeHumor. Of course, the older members of the audience probably remember them, but the younger ones have no clue!
So, sit down, youngsters, and let’s take a look at this photo album of Now vs Then. And gather your parents, and their parents, to appreciate the timelessness of beauty!
1. Joe Biden
2. Ozzy Osbourne
3. Judi Dench
4. Jack Nicholson
5. Michael Douglas
6. Tommy Lee Jones
7. Maggie Smith
8. Dean Norris
9. Angela Lansbury
10. John McCain
11. Sigourney Weaver
So, the moment of truth – which retro hottie is your favorite? Mine is definitely Sigourney!