I think if people are working still then it is almost impossible to be complacent at work.
On a personal level, I still really enjoy teaching but now that I’m older I definitely worry less about things and like Harbal… I smile a lot more because of it!
I think rather than life experience, it’s more a case of “Why sweat the small stuff?”
If that is complacency, then more power to its elbow!
I don’t see it as becoming complacent about life, just complacent about what others expect of you. The older I get, the more ridiculous life seems, and fully enjoying that is something I take vey seriously.
I decided to check out the dictionary definition of complacent just to be sure. Although I now have a physical disability there is no way that I have become complacent, if anything I have become even more focused in what I do.
It’s a kind of a swings and roundabouts thing .
I’ve certainly mellowed over the years, not sure if that’s complacency.
On the other hand I tend to be a hell of a lot more cautious when it comes to making decisions that I wouldn’t have hesitated to make in the past.
An example, I’ve been thinking about buying a folding bike, very civilised and restrained, no jump forks and hydraulic brakes, just something to get around on.
Wouldn’t have been seen dead on one years ago!
Just the passage of time I suppose.