In the days of old, we thought we were wise.
We walked around with some kind of disguise.
We thought we knew it all, like Einstein or Yoda,
when all we really cared about was getting a burger and soda.
We hung out with friends in the mall, acting cool,
with not a care in the world since we were not in school.
But if school was our only concern, then we were well off.
Because as you grow older, life gets unspeakably rough.
You deal with bosses, bills, kids, and spouses.
You shop for food, electronics, appliances, and houses.
Fighting with the wife and disciplining rude kids
can give you a migrain and put you out on the skids,
maybe not physically but emotionally so.
You look back on your youth and say, "Where did it go?"
Thirty-five years old and you're already grey.
How you ache and yearn for yesterday!
Life was fresh and everything was new.
But you accept that it's passed. What else can you do?
Things will get better. I promise they will.
But by then, the kids will be in college and you'll feel over the hill.
That is why I say to each and every young one
to love your youth while you have it. Before you know it, it's gone.