My ideas about myself change as I get older. I am not sure they get deeper, but I do know that has I age, some false and perhaps some inflated ideas that I have about myself are changed, or perhaps busted is a better word. The old saying that the truth sets you free, is true; no doubt about that, but it has to be experienced to be believed. Less territory to defend that way, and it can get old and tiring pretty quickly. Really a waste of time and energy, life is simply too short. A fragile ego is always on the look out for attack. My ego is still fragile by the way, though perhaps not as much as when younger.