We spend our youth wishing we were older, and then when we reach "advanced maturity" we spend our lives wishing we were younger.
Wouldn't it be interesting if we could live our life backwards?
Start out with the frailties of advanced age and progress to youth. To spend your "senior" years in school. Your middle age working. And your retirement in your youth. and progress toward infancy.
It would be much easier to take care of your parents as they mature if you were young and strong yourself.
My father is only 80 years old and on top of arthritis and heart trouble, has Parkinson's Disease and for the past year has been declining fast. It is heartbreaking to see the man you have always depended on for his strength and wisdom to be ravaged by such a disease.
Oh, I know there are worse things, and that I am not the only one facing such a dilema. But sometimes I wonder if God in his infinite wisdom, might have got this aging thing backwards.
Just think of the possibilities.
And if you aren't smiling, your just to young to understand.