Getting caught up in memories of the past or worrying about the future is a form of self-imposed suffering. Either retirement or youth can be seen as moving on, a time for something different, something new. Start fresh. It's a new moment. Aging is not a culmination. Youth isn't preparation for later. This isn't the end of the line or the beginning. Now isn't a time to look back or plan ahead. It is a time just to be present. The present is timeless. Being in the moment, just being here with what is, is ageless, eternal.
-Ram Dass, Polishing The Mirror: How To Live From Your Spiritual Heart