Or, as we get older, we can just become more cynical, worn out, bitter, resentful, and fearful. Cranky old women and men are everywhere. The only way to avoid the problem of “shrinking” into ourselves as we age, is to start expanding outside of ourselves now.
We’ll have to funnel our anger into passion. We’ll have to accept instruction from others. We’ll have to listen more and pontificate less. All the things we wish young people would do.