Being firmly middle age means less concrete black or white unyielding thinking. Knowing you can bounce back easy.
Now I am looking for a place to rest my bum knee, operating on gray areas and maybes. Less chatty, more observant only offering up an opinion or aid if it’s on brand and by choice.
Self sufficiency gives you choices. Also gives you the superpower of No.
Use that superpower for good… and peace of mind.