“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” - Abraham Lincoln
Many people say they don’t want to be old because they think that getting old automatically means you age. This is simply not true.
Old age just means you have lived longer.
It is the lack of health, it is doing things that decrease your health that cause the problems most people associate with old age.
That is why some people are active and independent at 90 and others are dependent on others at age 50. It is not age, but how you kept up your health.
It is the quality of your life, not the quantity. And if you don’t take care of your health, the later years of your life will not be quality at all.