The big surprise for me is that age is just a number, ... It's a number without meaning. A person who dies at 40 - through cancer, a car accident, what have you - how old is that person, really, at 38? He's near the end of his life, whether he knows it or not. And what about a person who dies at 100? How old is that person, really, at 78?
They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.