I think that as we get older, we can become set it our ways.
I think it's because we reach a point when we know what we like, and what we don't
We like our way/s of doing things
We develop a keener sense of self, and feel that if anyone is going to love us, let them love us for who we truly are, and not some warped perception of who we are ( although that can work wonders if that perception is that you're the best thing since sliced bread!..)
Being set in ones ways , is being okay with who you are
Yet it's not as simple as that is it?
It can slow the development and growth of individuals, communities, nations
It all depends on the amount of power these ways have to mess things up.
Basically.. it depends on the ways
On a lighter yet related note
I've never been a fan of raving for the sake of raving.. you know.. drinking.. overly gregarious behaviour and forced vibes.. immediately walk into a space and because music is playing you must dance immediately. There...I'm set in my ways with that.