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Youth is wasted on the young

Posted by Bruce Kahl on April 05, 2006

In Reply to: Youth is wasted on the young posted by ashley on April 05, 2006

: I need to know the meaning of youth is wasted on the young. what does that actually mean?

It means that young people have everything going for them---they're in the best health they will ever be in; their minds are sharp and clear BUT they lack patience, understanding and wisdom which results in so much wasted effort.

A related saying:
"If I knew then what I know now, life would be wonderful".