It stands to reason that the younger we are – with the greatest number of years ahead of us and thus the most to lose – we would be wise to play it safe, to take fewer risks. But you didn’t do it that way and neither did I. It’s odd that the older we become the more conservative we grow. Sadly, human nature is to grow more controlling.
Usually the fewer years of life left in us the more we grip what remains. We cling to the little (as we perceive it) that remains, but there’s always more than we think! It’s better to go down fighting human nature by giving away – by radically investing in others while we have opportunity. Don’t forget what Jesus said – “Night is coming when no man can work.”