I know we all think that we evolve during our lives and get smarter. We learn lessons and go forth and do better.
We want to think we’re a product of our own thinking, of our own learning, and our own experiences.
We don’t learn and we’re just grown-up selves of what we were in our parents’ care.
At least to some degree:
(Note tire wear at 3 years of age and again at 48)