I do like that sentiment of burning your youth for a higher cause. I'm not quite sure what influenced it. Probably from reading stories about Hua Mulan (lost her youth to fight for her country), Joan of Arc (fought for her country and died at a young age) and other sorts.
I may be working my youth away, but all I'm getting close to is an acne breakout. Haha.
(this was written very briefly, so i might have more thoughts on this. the above quote is taken from BTS 'Dope'.)