Not to make too much of this but the idea of getting old assumes an ontological stance I think can be disputed.
The claim is that one was young once, indeed that one was born as a new entity, an entity now making a more or less prolonged exit.
What if this is not what is going on? What if we never come into existence the way we think? What if our apparent existence is really the manifestation of exquisitely synergistic events that coalesce for a time then subside as their significance shades into other manifestations?
I find this interesting because it demonstrates two things.
The article implicitly describes the unbidden, unconscious nature of what human beings get up to, i.e., that it is behaviour and not conduct.
The second is that it describes a way of mitigating human behaviour by adroitly placed countervails. Our interest in gambling (a tragically-flawed economic strategy) is harnessed to saving money (an economic strategy that works) by generating lottery tickets whenever certain sums are saved.