It seems that the prevalent thought in the minds of people is that meditation is for old people. Perhaps this idea came into existence because a person never ponders the meaning of their life, till they start approaching the end. The only question that enters my mind when I hear people make this statement is why do you want to wait till the end to discover the meaning to your life. Why not discover the meaning during your youth so that as you approach old age, you can age peacefully with the comfort of knowing you have a lived a rich and full life.
There are a thousand mysteries in the universe that we know nothing about and this lack of knowledge makes no difference in our daily life. However, if you were to discover one of the answers to the many mysteries that exist, you would most likely feel grateful for having the knowledge that nobody has had the privilege to discover, making your life all that more special and meaningful. The same can be said about meditation. Until and unless you try it and start to discover yourself, you will never realize the colors that were missing in your life.
While, it is true, as many enlightened masters such as Buddha have stated, that the path into your inner self if riddled with obstacles and difficulties, the light at the end of each tunnel of hurdle, is filled with such brightness, that it gives you the courage to boldly take the next step and encounter the next hurdle on the journey to discovering yourself. And as you shed each layer to becoming pure and innocent, a new color is added to your black and white life, which you never knew existed. So, instead of running after your latest crush, money, power or prestige, why not run into yourself by learning meditation and discover what you have forgotten; your innocence and happiness, which we all have the right to and privilege to discover once again.