I determined long ago that age would take from me much of what I value. But it occurred to me that I could force an exchange. For instance, I might give up physical capabilities yet, at the same time, gain certain masteries. In this way, I began to overcome the impatience of youth.
Time can bring to you as much as it takes from you. Age can either be your friend or your foe; each of us should determine to make it our friend, to invest our lives in such a way as to demand from time more than it is demanding from us.