To buy up, that is ransom; figuratively, to rescue, (improve opportunity): redeem. This is the exhortation to implement careful and diligent use of our time, for good to others and to you. This is the wisest action for all who are in your sphere of influence. Of course this implies the preciousness of making the most of every opportunity, as a jewel to be bought at any price.
As youth the above makes no sense whatsoever. We are totally enthralled with the here and now, the moment. We have abundant energy to use for whatever our heart desires. As we mature and develop into our middle years some have found themselves seriously distressed even to the point of depression when one realizes they no longer have the stamina, agility, flexibility or speed. It is believed to have its roots in certain biological, psychological and social factors. It has been perceived the reduced physical performance, the approach of menopause, and that time has already passed by are among the major contributing factors.
There is a proverb that says midlife is the old age of youth and the youth of old age. It may be what Gail Sheehy in her book New Passages, calls The Second Adulthood. Perhaps this is where so many have lost their way, when they are looking behind at what they accomplished in their youth, they develop huge anxiety and possibly depression because of what they perceive as lost value and purpose.
We may need to develop an additional goal and purpose in this our new youth in the middle of life. Carl Jung, a psychologist, says what we need in midlife is to know life more deeply, to know our ultimate destiny to fulfill. Support of others around us, family, and friends can help. This is Sunrise.