I love that scene (and movie). When I turned 37, I was happy that I could tell people "I'm 37, I'm not old." Strangely enough, no one understood, but it didn't stop me from enjoying it. It was a sad day when I turned 38. For more than just one reason.
"Strange women lying in ponds, distributing swords is no basis for a system of government."
Of course, democracy elected George W. Bush twice, so that obviously doesn't work, either.