Age and Aging I believe the true function of age is memory. I’m recording as fast as I can. I believe the true function of age is memory. I’m recording as fast as I can.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »If this were a logical world, men would ride side saddle.To love without role, without power plays, is revolution.Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously.What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one’s faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one’s memories.