I tend to be quite open about my experiences within the dub religion. I've been out for a long, long time. I'm now in my eighth decade. Sometimes, if I get into it on-line with a still-in witness, I get mocked for still having plenty to say about being brought up as witness because it was so long ago. Apparently, for some, there's a time limit on the validity of my experiences. I really should have moved on!
As for the hoary head, well Proverbs 16. 31 says: "The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness"
Well, I'm no saint. And I do drink too much. But I'm not a bad father or grandfather. And my missus thinks I'm OK. So I'll settle for that.