I have a friend who is a psychiatrist – a decent one – and he says we are all undergoing identity changes – in fact he is fond of quoting a researcher who said people change their entire identity every seven years – this is reminiscent of what our sages state that the less content one holds (the more their life is about say looking good etc.) the older they get the less confident, however the more (hence life is about truth, God, Torah etc.) the older they get, the more – however beyond a shadow of a doubt everyone is always slowly but surely (at least; though by the righteous continually) upgrading

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