Rita Wilson: We Want 50 People Over 50 Who’ve Reinvented Themselves

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Dear Readers,
When we launched Huff/Post 50 in 2011, we made clear our generation was not ready to go gently into the night. I was, and continue to be, inspired by my good friend Nora Ephron. On my 50th birthday, she stood up and said, “I am here to tell you good things can happen after turning 50. I didn’t direct my first movie until I was 50.” If Nora could accomplish what she did in 21 years, why is it that some people still believe age defines what we can and cannot do? The truth is, it doesn’t.

At Huff/Post 50, we believe that society’s obsession with youth — think about all those “30 Under 30” lists — emphasizes all the wrong values: competition and an outdated definition of success. Instead, we’ve chosen to celebrate life after 50.

Therefore, Huff/Post 50 and the TODAY show have decided to launch “50 Over 50” — a celebration of reinvention. At TODAY, they’re gearing up for their own 50th celebration: Hoda Kotb will be marking..


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