Ah youth. Remember as a kid how often you wished you were a little bit older? If I were a year older, I could play with the guys next door. If I were two years older, I could beat the crap out of the bully down the street who is always picking on me. If I were a few years older, I could play hockey and baseball.
If I were a few years older, I could join the navy and see the world.
Youth is fleeting as the saying goes.
Soon you are saying, “I wish I were 10 years younger so I could ask the gorgeous blonde at the lunch counter for a date.” If I were a few years younger, I could continue curling and quaffing a few beers with my buddies at the pub. If I were a few years younger, without all of these aches and pains, I could still enjoy fishing and hiking.
Folks, my suggestion is to enjoy every day as best as you can, because surely, every beat of your heart since birth is one less in your allotted time on earth.