Something happens to some people when they transition to adulthood. They gradually quit becoming and focus on being. To be is to plant a stake in the ground and pronounce what you stand for. To become is to keep looking for better ground. To become is to invite disruption. To be is to find a comfortable spot.

To be is to live in the moment. To become is to delay gratification.

As one grows older, the interest in becoming naturally fades as opportunities to be are exhausted. The trick to staying vital and interesting is to keep finding ways to become. That is the struggle.