As a fifty-year old I find that my mind is able to embrace a much higher degree of non-linear thinking.
This is especially useful in writing fiction.
Rick Moody reminds us of this enduring bit of wisdom.
CONFUCIUS: DICTATES OF THE HEART
The Master said, “At fifteen I set my heart upon learning.
At thirty, I had planted my feet upon firm ground. At forty, I no
longer suffered from perplexities. At fifty, I knew what were the
biddings of Heaven. At sixty, I heard them with a docile ear. At
seventy, I could follow the dictates of my own heart; for what I
desired no longer overstepped the boundaries of right.”
-Confucius: Dictates of the Heart
Is your mind changing as you age?