From As You Like It
The seven ages according to the monologue is human’s way of life. In different ages people have specific characteristic and they are interested in various things, for example boy in youth hood cares about appreciation but when he was younger he doesn’t need to gain recognition. Also in the end of the 7th age human turn back into child.
I think that this monologue apply to modern times as well, because age-specific trait of character doesn’t really change in barebones. Nowadays we also grow up and get smarter. In different ages we care about various things and at last we begin reverting.
shakespeare, from as you like it, seven ages according to the monologue