Listening to every heart
I've heard of that quote, and I have always thought that if he had indeed said it, then Peter simply had petered out, and wasn't up for any more challenges, which life always offers up, no matter what age, or stage.
So what's the real request for the question in the first place?
Oh yes. Do women think the same?
No. At least, none of the real women I know...
Not that we are looking for a conquest. But I always think that most women believe in continuance, and hope. I believe, also, that most men see a true finality in their lives. I think ultimately that because men never bear children, that is why, once again, where we differ, overall.
Because if you were to bear a child from its beginning, you would look differently on all the circumstances that circle your life. I'm not saying that I am right, I'm just saying that it is a strong forbear on what men take upon themselves overall in time.