This quote belongs to Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige (1906 – 1982).
It is ironic. When you are young, you want to be older. Then you hit old age, and you fight to stay young. How old are you now? Remember, age is not a time of life but a state of mind. When you are under twenty, life is totally an adventure. When you reach the age of 50, you suddenly may realize your dreams might never be fulfilled. You panic. There seems to be enough time on the calendar, if you live a full lifetime up to at least seventy years. Then one day, you are out of work, which causes great concern. No one wants to retire from active life. So what now? No need to get upset. Think of the things you always wanted to do but for which you never had the time. Right now is a good time to get started on preparing for old age!