'Do not regret getting older. It's a privilege denied to many.' - It absolutely is a privilege denied to many. I've seen far too many amazing people denied the beauty of getting old with loved ones, so I will relish and take every birthday I am given.
"Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy." - Robert A. Heinlein My parents made sure that I could take care of my own, stuff wasn't handed to me. I see kids today, and worry not only for their future but for mine as well.