"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." ~ Chili Davis
Teen Age: Have Time + Energy …but No Money;
Working Age: Have Money + Energy …but No Time;
Old Age: Have Time + Money …but no Energy.
Money is important: Money is essential for meeting the basic necessities of life, keeping good health and earning family respect and security. Don't spend beyond your means even for your children. You have lived for them all through and it is time you enjoyed a harmonious life with your spouse. If your children are grateful and they take care of you, you are blessed and take it as a bonus. But never take it for granted. Plan now for a healthy and wealthy retirement before its too late.
"Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle." ~ Bob Hope
"You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again." ~ Bonnie Prudden.
"I'm not 40, I'm eighteen with 22 years experience." ~ Author Unknown.
"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old." ~ George Burns
Beatles greatest hit When I'm Sexty Four years later.
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter". ~ Mark Twain.
"They talk about the economy this year. Hey, my hairline is in recession, my waistline is in inflation. Altogether, I'm in a depression." ~ Rick Majerus
A.A.A.D.D. Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty". ~ Henry Ford
Wikipedia ~ "Differences are sometimes made between populations of elderly people. Divisions are sometimes made between the young old (65–74), the middle old (75–84) and the oldest old (85+). However, problematic in this is that chronological age does not correlate perfectly with functional age, i.e. two people may be of the same age, but differ in their mental and physical capacities". Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it. 薑還是老的辣 *jiāng hái shì lǎo delà* literally means old ginger is hotter than young ginger / experience counts (idiom). Authorities in the former Soviet republic of Georgia claim a woman, Antisa Khvichava from a remote mountain village turned 130, making her the oldest person on Earth.
"Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read." ~ Quoted by Francis Bacon, Apothegm