“…people tend to see only the stubble fields of transitoriness but overlook and forget the granaries of the past into which they brought the harvest of their lives: the deeds done, the loves loved, and last but not least, the sufferings they have gone through with dignity and courage.
From this we may see that there is no reason to pity old people. Instead, young people should envy them. It is true that the old have no possibilities, opportunities in the future. But they have more than that. Instead of possibilities in the future, they have realities in the past – the potentialities they have actualized, the meanings they have fulfilled, the values they have realized – and nothing or nobody can ever remove these assets from the past.“
Victor Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning