Not sure if just getting older or a lot more involved, but...
When I was younger I dressed to impress and wore some nice gold rings and other nice stuff. I drove the nicest truck available at the time.
Now I try to dress like a beach bum, and try to look broke, because I am afraid anymore of some young gang member hitting me blindside and trying to rob me.
I drive old shit now, so no one wants to carjack me.
Yeah, has to be a somewhat getting old thing, because when I was younger I was ready for someone to try and take my gold ring or my truck, and now I just try to look like a beach bum and stay out of the spotlight.
And long ago the rings were sold and the money was used to buy a pinball machine. My thoughts were these gang members could easily knock me in the head and take a ring, but if they break in my home I doubt they have enough sense to break the machine down enough to get it out of the room I have it in. (low overhead clearance through that door).
Another good thing about my current lifestyle is no one ever asks to borrow money from me. And I always had a firm NO anyway, I am not a bank.
I have no clue if car jackings and other stuff was going on when I was younger, but the way things are now, reminds me of:
Young and dumb, and old and wise.
I feel good and lucky that I made it through the young and dumb stages, and now that I am in the older and wiser stages I am trying to not get too paranoid.
I am at a disadvantage, or maybe not with the paranoid stuff, because all my friends are older than me, so they could be aging me faster, or just making me wiser, who knows.
Through the years I tried to be friends with people my age or younger than me, it just never worked out. My best friends have always been about 10 years older than me.