Interesting thoughts on how to see the future. Yesterday I went, accompanied by my wife, to a shopping center and we stopped at a store to ask for a bottle of vitamin supplement. The clerk, very kind, answered us that the product was offered in two modes. One for adult, I immediately thought, this is ours, but instantly she said the other presentation was for people over fifty. Right away my wife and I looked at each other. I guess we smile behind our masks because of the expression in our eyes. Self-perception sometimes does not go with reality, although I regularly think that the assumption of age is only an attitude problem that is confronted with the results of the type of life you lead.
You're right, future-based goals are being reconfigured as you go down the road.