Before the age of 35 we live in a world of unbounded risk, possibilities and growth
After the age of 35 we experience our limitations and restrictions as well as disease and death around us
Before the age of 35 we act and participate spontaneously and exploratory
After the age of 35 we reflect and live with purpose
Before the age of 35 we focus on ourselves, ego and taking
After the age of 35 we focus on others, mind and giving
At the age of 35 we not only understand our past but can also see into the future as we are symbolically on top of the curve of our lives, bringing the core of our being into existence. The awareness of scarcity of time, fragility and humanity come to the fore.
Reminds me of the band K's Choice singing:
"Now everything I feel
Whether it's fiction or it's real
It's so much clearer
Like the color of this light
It seems more dangerous and bright
But I don't fear her"