People do indeed continually progress as they get older

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/boomers-30/202009/how-aging-is-reshaping-success

Decades of research into life’s rich pageant, most notably George Vaillant’s work documented in his book Triumphs of Experience, have shown that people do indeed continually progress as they get older, and frequently realize greater fulfillment than when they were younger. When viewed from such a perspective, being successful is not a matter of what one has financially or materially accumulated but how much one has evolved as a human being, a huge and encouraging point of difference that could perhaps trickle down through future generations.

Author: betterblokesnz