This statement gets the short end of the stick the majority of the time.
Most of the time it’s tied to a declaration of reaching and then blowing through your final threshold and losing your patience. Or it’s describing a person who is over the prime of their lives with the appearance of over ripe fruit hanging onto the vine and shriveling up. Yikes!
I choose to look at it a different way. We’re expanding our knowledge as we continue to rack up life experiences making key distinctions we had no idea how to make when we we’re younger.
After all, we’re Growing AND we have a whole lot of life experiences behind us. It can’t be all that bad.