Ageing is no accident!
Aging is no accident. It is necessary to the human
condition, intended by the soul. We become more characteristic
of who we are simply by lasting into later years; the older we
become, the more our true natures emerge. Thus the final years
have a very important purpose: the fulfillment and confirmation
of one’s character.
(James Hillman, THE FORCE OF CHARACTER AND THE LASTING
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