There is an arc to human development.
We start life completely helpless and rely on others for everything.
As we journey through childhood, adolescence, and emerging adulthood the scaffolding in our lives is gradually removed. At that point in the arc we become the scaffolding for others.
As we enter the the last stage of our life the scaffolding must gradually return and enable us along the journey.
What are the felt needs and gaps that await us forward? Can we begin to envision ways to meet those challenges? Can we innovate?