"If I'm 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different auto", he said, according to a translation by The Guardian.
The man described himself as young God and said his doctors said he has a body of 45-year-old!
The Dutchman also said he doesn't want to lie about his age on Tinder when trying to meet women and officially having it reduced by 20 years would solve this problem.
A Dutch pensioner is going to court to in an effort to have has age changed from 69 to 49.
Ratelband has already taken legal action against his local authority when it refused to accept his new age - he will get the result in four weeks. We even have the right to change our name.
The judge said that he had some sympathy with Mr Ratelband as people could now change their gender which would once have been unthinkable. Why can't I decide my own age?' Ratelband is quoted as saying. "When I'm 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position", Ratelband told BBC News. My biological age is 45.
He told the court that he "suffers" as a 69-year-old and has been feeling "20, 25 years younger" than his official age, according to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.
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"Maybe they say, 'You have weak muscles for 49 years, '" Ratelband muses.
He said he is discriminated against because of his age, and that he encounters problems in society on a daily basis.
"I feel much younger than my real age", he added, "as do a lot of people".
But Mr Ratelband does not want to receive a pension yet, and he has pledged not to claim for one until he reaches retirement age again should he win the case. "Who was that little boy then?" the judge asked.
We'll just have to wait for the court's ruling to find out whether Ratelband gets to drive whatever auto it is that he thinks 49-year-olds are allowed to drive that 69-year-olds aren't.
It's reported that the court was sceptical of the lawsuit, believing that there was no legal grounds that would allow a person to change their birth date.