As you age, you gain not only knowledge and life experiences, but also fear.
I got to realize this big time when I went to play on one of those playground equipment at my neighborhood park. Simply looking down and trying out the monkey bars, etc opened a lot of unknown doors for me.
I used to be pro at going down one of those straight poles in playground.
I forgot to take my own photo of the pole so I will insert a googled image of the pole I am trying to describe right here. As you can see, it’s something you slide down on.
I used to slide down the pole with one arm holding the pole with ease.
Present day, I look at the pole then look down at the ground below and feel… FEAR! I never expected myself to change so much but wow. Age really does change you. Another life lesson learned.