WHAT DO YOU KNOW NOW THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW IN YOUR 20s or 30s?
SHIRLEY MACLAINE, star of the new film "Bernie" and new addition to "Downton Abbey."
"I'll be 78 next week. I'm shocked at that number. I don't feel 78. Honestly, I feel about 50.
"So what do I know now that I didn't know at 20? I know that the number doesn't matter. It's the number you feel. Also, I do have a sense that I have some wisdom now. It's good to be wise. It sure beats being clueless.
"I also know that the ONLY thing in life I can't do is a full Jane Fonda workout. That's crazy anyways. But I used to be able to do hours and hours of physical dancing and working out. Now, I only do a part of that workout and it's fine. I know now that it's also fine to give yourself a break."
"I do know that I'll never be able to understand why I can't do the full workout anymore. My mind feels like I can do anything, which is wonderful.
"What else do I know about getting older? I do love the fact that people help me out of cars. It's not that I can't do it. I could jump out of that car. But someone is always rushing to my side and I love it because basically I'm an elitist!"
"One last thing that I know now. I haven't planned a damn thing ever in my life. Guess what? It worked out great. I wouldn't know how to plan. I wouldn't have a clue. I know that you can basically live in the moment, which is what I do.
"And finally, I know that it's fine to live a life unfiltered. I don't think about the consequences of what I do.
"That's just me."
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