We should be proud of our wrinkled skin like the fierce warrior takes pride in his scarred chest and unwounded back, the proof for his bravery in the battle.
But wisdom doesn’t come just with age. Time isn’t enough by itself to make us better, wiser, more aware.
I play with the idea of time and becoming in this essay: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/on-the-nature-of-time-e17e0a6992c1
I find that it matches with you are writing here, Harry. If you care to take a look, I would appreciate it!