In his book, 'The Force of Character' author James Hillman suggests that there is a stage some of us reach in our lives when we become more backward looking than forward looking. Have more in common with our parents than our grandchildren. Or worse, become more like our parents.
I think that I understand what he is saying. For me, I find that I now spend more time pouring through my family photo album, I certainly watch more of the history channel, I am drawn to stories of a historic nature, and hum Bobby Vinton's song 'Blue Velvet' more often than 'Speechless'. Who the hell is Lady Gaga anyways?