I read where a retired person said, The best thing about growing old is you dont have to feel the need to impress anyone any more.
Ive seen that happen in the field of marriage & family therapy, and in the ministry. These folks as they get older no longer worry about meeting the right people and saying the right things and being in the right places. Theyre free now to be themselves under Gods grace.
Christians really should live this way all the time, because the one who counts is our loving Father. Being what he wants us to be genuine, authentic responding in the way he wants us to respond.
In 2 Corinthians, Paul says that those in Christ are new creations. The old has gone (and with it the old value system) and the new has come. Now thats real freedom.