Aging is relative to one's internal condition. Are you happy? Or are you miserable? The real question is how much of one's thinking and living address the process in the first place? Yes, there may be pain and so it must be dealt with rationally and by every effort to BE content no matter what.
As a child life is wonderful and sometimes strange. Yet, why not the SAME outlook during aging? It can be just as fun to grow older. IMHO.
Until one responds to the Calling
One remains a seed as yet to germinate
And florish. A seed is a potential forest, in due time. What shall one do to begin?