Isn’t this a silly question? How do we be us? People in middle age often have what’s called a ‘mid-life’ crisis. But, I don’t know what that really means. I wonder which ‘crisis’ they are talking about? I think life unfolds with more of them than we’d like.
Aging is weird, but inside we remain what we know as ‘us’. We are all caught in time, and it doesn’t stop. Ever. It’s a continuum. And, the next moment instantly becomes memory. When old, you reflect. You finally have time to think, especially when retired.