This is a link to the full video, and below is an excerpt from what the actor says:
Your youth does not have to work against you by way of experience.
Your youth can be a virtue by way of what you ethically and earnestly expect of the world.
And I'm having trouble understanding what these sentences mean, mainly because I can't figure out which of the three definitions of "by way of" below fits in this context.
so as to pass through or across; via. "we approached the Berlin Wall by way of Checkpoint Charlie"
constituting; as a form of. "“I can't help it,” shouted Tom by way of apology"
by means of. "noncompliance with the regulations is punishable by way of a fine"
I understand all three definitions and the usage of them in each example sentences, but somehow can't work out what it means in the actor's remark that I referenced.