Great post! My personal feeling about who we become in old age is dependent upon how much we decide to contemplate life. I know many older adults who prefer not to delve too deeply into their inner, authentic selves. I spoke with someone in their 70s not long ago who said “I know what life is about. I don’t need any philosophy.” I know others who have become much more philosophical and spiritual (myself included) and find themselves reading and listening more, meditating more, and generally spending a good deal of their time thinking about who they really are and changing their ways, so to speak, to be more in tune with everything (nature) and everyone (friends and family) around them.