Women. Youth, looks, virginity, charmingly empty-headed and know the world revolves around them. Arrogant, flighty, the most responsible teenager in the house. This drops drastically after their first couple of sexual encounters and a couple years time. Eventually she's just a worn-out hole whith one last squeeze of juice in her. (Cue Terrence Popp: "Gonorrhoea! No.")
Men. Young men are generally stupid, arrogant, think they know everything. About the only thing that they actually have is their posing. Older men are a little wiser, know more about life, have vastly more experience, and have accumulated what I can only describe as dignity. Wealth too, if not stupid enough to let some predatory woman claw everything away from him.
One wastes what they have, on the whole. One adds to what they have, on the whole.
A pity that society is set up to favour the grasshopper over the ant. To the point that a prudent man hides what he is, wary of the predatory grasshopper's lullaby.