I love how you brought this topic to level on a bigger scale.
Personally, I have a problem with people constantly spewing the cliched line, “Age is just a number.”
And then proceed to talk about how anyone can do anything they want at any age.
What I think needs to be inside that however, is a sense of self-preservation and responsibility to guide the young.
I’ve seen people who, albeit wanting to start on their new passion or whatever proceed to be very immature and irresponsible.
And I think that’s not a good thing at all for one’s mental health.