Never shy to share her perspective, Fonda revealed what keeps her feeling young in a Q&A with The Los Angeles Times last week:
“Staying involved and passionate and curious helps one remain youthful for sure. There’s the chronological issue [of age]; and chronologically, I could well be dead by now… But spiritually and energetically, I feel younger than when I was 20 and 30.”
Although Fonda might be best remembered for her activism and acting roles while she was a young woman, she admits those were not the happiest years of her life:
“I wasn’t happy back then when I was 20 and 30; I was depressed. Now I see my past, and I see a future — and I feel like it’s going to be a good one.”
Over the years, Jane Fonda has offered a fair amount of wisdom for how we can all grow older with vitality and a sense of purpose. Here are some of our favorite quotes:
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