When you are young, everyone expects you to find your path, to change. There is a bias against respecting who you are now, because you are unfinished, but there is hope for your future.
When you are older, everyone expects you to have already arrived. You may have succeeded or you may have failed, but you are largely finished.
Nonsense. Don’t strive to be something else when you are young. Don’t settle into the ruts when you are older.