She’s Got It Going On! 12 Traits Older Women Envy in Younger Ladies


As we grow older, our perspectives often shift and evolve with the experience that life brings.

This can include admiring different features of other age groups.

When it comes to women, there’s a lot older women admire about younger generations, from their courage, creativity, innovation, and tenacity in tackling any given challenge or obstacle to inspiring all of us in how they view day-to-day life.

In this article, we’ll explore some of the things older women see in them and why they find themselves admiring aspects ranging from fashion style choices to defining strength or adaptation on their own terms over time.

Join us as we look into what young women express today and why so many are finding qualities within them worth looking up to!

#1. Their Dedication to Building a Stronger Work/Life Balance

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Very few women are lying down and accepting the state of work today. 

Rather than bending over backward for employers, younger women are now prioritizing their work/life balance and only doing as much as they’re paid to do. 

This is much different than women in the past, who may have done what they were asked to do simply because that was culturally acceptable at the time. 

Previous generations admire the modern woman’s ability to ask for what they want and refuse to be taken advantage of in professional settings. 

#2. They Don’t Care and Are Willing to Call Things Out

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Even as recently as the 90s, making sure that women weren’t speaking out and were as quiet and accepting as possible about things happening around them seemed to be the norm. 

Today’s women are not afraid to speak what’s on their minds when they have something to say about what’s happening around them. 

They’re more than willing to call out people who are problematic and call out situations that negatively impact them or those around them. 

Don’t think the modern woman will sit by and take whatever’s coming without fighting back and saying how they feel about it!

#3. The Illusion of Not Caring Is No Longer Cool

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Previous generations of women very much cared about politics and the world around them. 

But they were also brought up in a world focused on hyper-individualism. 

This resulted in many women feeling more apathetic about the world around them and more focused on themselves, something that some women have spoken out about as a big regret in the past. 

Given that we live in a more connected world where we now understand all the issues in real-time, many women have broken the illusion that not caring is no longer cool and are much more focused on organizing and taking action. 

#4. Empathy Has Become the New Norm

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Apathy used to be in, but that’s no longer the case for the current and next generation of women. 

Women are much more empathetic towards those around them, seeking to better connect with others and truly understand who they are and what they’re going through. 

They don’t stop here, however. 

They’re also putting in far more effort to help those around them when they notice someone else is struggling, creating a more empathetic environment of connected women working toward the betterment of all those around them. 

It’s created an entirely different culture that older women admire. 

#5. They Are Passionate About Their Lives

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Life is meant to be lived, but many women in the past lived their lives the way they believed they had to. 

This resulted in underlying resentment toward themselves and others and a lack of desire to be doing what they were doing. 

Modern women have completely scrapped the rulebook and have realized that their lives are their own. 

They dictate what they want from it and have decided to pursue those things relentlessly. 

As a result, they’re much happier and more passionate about their lives. 

#6. They’re Willing to Circumvent Taboos and Understand Other Situations

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Taboo topics were off-limits in the past, preventing women from talking about potentially uncomfortable things, asking important questions, and expanding their worldviews while eliminating judgment. 

This wasn’t necessarily helpful, preventing them from being able to grow. 

Today, women don’t much care whether or not something is taboo. 

Instead, they’re constantly seeking to learn more about the lives of those around them and challenging cultural norms. 

This has made it easier to better understand where others are coming from and help cultivate conversations that need to be had that weren’t allowed to be in the past. 

#7. They Can Be Feral If Needed

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Feral might not be the word people think of here, but some women have said they appreciate this quality in younger women. 

Whereas women in the past might have been taught to tolerate mistreatment or even feared retaliation if they decided to address what was happening. 

Girls these days will not. 

Some mothers have discussed that girls will speak out about their boundaries if they’re being pushed, and some girls have even whacked boys who have been doing something inappropriate. 

Many women are excited to see what this next generation has in store. 

#8. They’re Much More Accepting of Themselves

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Women in the past and even today are surrounded by a host of media that tells them what to do and who to be.

Those who don’t or don’t fall into these pre-determined boxes might develop a hatred for themselves that causes a wide variety of problems down the road.

And while this still exists, more and more women are becoming accepting of themselves and who they are instead of hating and trying to change themselves.

This is definitely an admirable trait that women today are cultivating.

#9. Being More Aware of and Advocating for Mental Health

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Mental health used to be a taboo topic that wasn’t well-tolerated by society. 

This kept people, especially women, in the dark and prevented them from getting the care they needed. 

Now, women are very vocal about their mental health journey and will advocate for it so others can get the help they need.

#10. There Is More Representation and Far Fewer Inaccurate Portrayals of Women

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The portrayal of women in media was relatively limited in the past. 

There were exceptions, but you may have become accustomed to the wife figure or the woman who served her man. 

Today, women are pushing for more accurate representation in media where women exist as they were and in a range of new forms that are accurate to life, and older generations are here for it.

#11. Having Kids on Their Terms

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In the past, many women followed the same path: finish school, find a man, marry, and have kids.

Today’s women aren’t on this path.

Many want to have a career first or explore the world before settling down and having kids.

#12. Financial Competency

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Many young women are experts at handling their own finances, with many others learning as they go.

On the other hand, older women would give this responsibility to their husbands and be left in the dark.

While it might be easy not to worry about it, they are left clueless about handling their finances when their husband dies.

Things To Be Grateful For

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They say it’s the little things in life that bring us the most joy.

But too many times, we are too busy to acknowledge these things.

Here are over 50 small things about life to be grateful for.


Self Care Ideas To Nurture Your Mind, Body, and Soul

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It is important in life to take some time to care for ourselves.

Too many of up prioritize everything else and when it comes time to pamper ourselves, we don’t have the energy.

Here are some simple ways you can take care of yourself, regardless of how exhausted you are.


How to Embrace Change

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Change is a natural part of life, but most of us don’t like it.

We are creatures of comfort, enjoying are usual things.

But the sooner you embrace change, the happier you will be.

How to Embrace Change

How To Stop Overthinking A Relationship

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Are you one who tends to overthink relationships?

This can be a major issue and cause the relationship to end. Learn how to stop overthinking and enjoy the person you are with.


Create A Personal Mission Statement

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When you have a mission statement to guide you through life, make tough decisions is a lot easier.

Here is how to create your personal mission statement.


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